Another incident took place today in the South China Sea between the vessels of the Philippines and China. Both sides accuse each other of him. This is reported by the Reuters agency, which reminds that parts of the South China Sea are claimed by several countries, including the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China.
Manila claims that China deliberately rammed its vessel into Philippine supply ships as well as coast guard ships. One of them caused “serious damage to the engine”. In contrast, Beijing said two Philippine vessels illegally entered Chinese waters, and one of them deliberately rammed a Chinese navy ship.
Similar incidents happen repeatedly in the region. One was also reported on Saturday.
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China has a crush on an atoll guarded by a sinking wreck of a Philippine ship. Although at other times she would take him within a few minutes, she waits patiently. The “Sudeten moment” and bloodshed will occur as soon as it comes to Taiwan, says Tomáš Etzler.
China claims virtually all of the South China Sea, including parts also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. This sea is a rich fishing ground for fish, apparently also hides large reserves of oil and natural gas, and important sea routes lead here.
In 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which deals with similar maritime zone disputes, ruled that much of China’s claims were without merit. However, Beijing refuses to recognize and abide by the decision.