14 iunie 2018

Increased Chinese presence in SCS, harassment of Philippine fishermen heighten chance of naval skirmish, informal trade embargo


Event On 12 June, China stated it would investigate reports that the China Coast Guard had been forcibly seizing Philippine fishing catches in the area around Scarborough Shoal. The statement followed a diplomatic protest from the Philippines prompted by Philippine media footage of China Coast Guard officials confronting fishermen. On 18 May, China’s air force landed H-6K bombers on Woody Island in the South China Sea (SCS), marking the first time the advanced bombers had been deployed in the [...]