philippines warns china not want war but will protect territory Philippines shows its eyes to China, says warning
China-Philippines Relation: No matter how much China tries to prove itself right in front of the world, the truth is that it continues to show its dominance over other countries. In this regard, Philippines has given him an open warning. It has told China in clear words that it does not want a fight but will definitely protect its territorial waters from China. In fact, after the coast guard of the Philippines removed the blockades imposed by China at the disputed site in the South China Sea, the country’s President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Friday that his country does not want a fight with China, but it firmly protects its territorial waters. Will protect.
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Raised voice against China
The special thing is that this is the first time that the President of the Philippines has publicly raised his voice against China. China had installed a 300-metre (980 ft) long barrier at the beginning of the ‘Scarborough Shoal’ (a sea area surrounded by sand and rocks, where abundant fish are found), which was removed after Marcos’ orders. “We don’t want conflict, but we will continue to protect Philippine waters and the rights of our fishermen,” Marcos said in response to a question from a reporter in southern Surigao den Norte province.
China-Philippines dispute between
He said that these fishermen have been fishing in these areas for more than a hundred years. The latest dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea comes after Marcos decided earlier this year to approve an increased US military presence in the Philippines under a 2014 defense agreement. The presence of a large number of American forces in local military camps in the Philippines, which shares maritime border with Taiwan and China, has angered Beijing, following which tensions between the two countries continue.
China said- misunderstanding
Meanwhile, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that this shoal is “part of China”. He said, what the Philippines is doing is nothing but its misunderstanding. China will continue to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and safeguard the interests of Huangyan Island. agency input
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