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Chinese warship enters Philippine territorial waters


The Chinese warship, which violated the border in the South China Sea, was blocked by the Philippine Coast Guard Command. Philippine Coast Guard teams continued their pursuit as the Chinese ship left the area.

In a statement from the Philippine Coast Guard Command, it was stated that a Chinese warship was warned off the Marie Louise Bank in the South China Sea and then the ship was removed from the area.

In the statement, it was noted that the Philippine Coast Guard teams gave verbal warnings to the Chinese warship ‘189 twice and followed it at a distance until the ship moved away.

SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE

While China claims over 80 percent of the South China Sea, where there are conflicts of sovereignty, with the map it published in 1947, it is having sovereignty disputes with neighboring countries including Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia, especially the Philippines, in the region rich in underground resources.

The US, as well as the countries in the region, are opposed to the Beijing administration’s construction of bases on the islands based on its claim to sovereignty in the South China Sea.

Known as “Paracel” and “Spratly” in the international community, the archipelagos are called “Hoang Sa” and “Truong Sa” by Vietnam, and “Shisha” and “Nansha Chungao” by China.

In 2016, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that China’s claims for unilateral sovereignty in the South China Sea had no legal basis, with the Philippines’ application.

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