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Beijing summons Manila diplomat; RP junks China historical claim By Michaela P. del Callar and Rocky G. Nazareno 04/19/2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beijing summons Manila diplomat; RP junks China historical claim

By Michaela P. del Callar and Rocky G. Nazareno 04/19/2012

China yesterday summoned a top Philippine diplomat and expressed concern over the “harassment” of Chinese fishing boats in disputed waters in the South China Sea, as a maritime standoff rumbled on.

The two countries have traded barbs for more than a week over a territorial dispute that centers on the disputed Scarborough Shoal called Huangyan island in Chinese, and has increased tensions in the region.

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying had summoned the charge d’affaires of the Philippine Embassy on Sunday and Wednesday to lodge representations over the row..... MORE

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