Friday, February 27, 2015   

Beijing brushes off Manila’s complaints over islands incident, Philippines found wanting on proof
(02-25 18:55)

China does not accept the so-called “protest" by Philippines on the alleged firing of water cannon at Filipino fishermen, the Chinese embassy in Manila said today.
“China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and adjacent waters, Huangyan Island included," said embassy spokesman Zhuang Hua, adding that government vessels are conducting regular patrols in waters within China's jurisdiction.
Zhuang made the remarks after Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs summoned the charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy today to “strongly protest" the efforts of China to prohibit Filipino fishermen from undertaking fishing activities in Huangyan Island, referred to as Bajo de Masinloc by Philippines.
Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said at a news briefing that a Chinese coast guard vessel fired water cannon at two out of 14 Philippine fishing boats to drive them off from near Huangyan Island on January 27.
But when asked whether Philippines has any material evidence such as photos or video to prove Chinese coast guard fired water cannon at Filipino fishermen, Hernandez said: “I don't have them now, but certainly this information are confirmed."
He said these incidents were confirmed by Filipino fishermen.
Zhuang Hua said: “We urge the Philippine side to work with the Chinese side to resolve differences through bilateral consultations and negotiations."--Xinhua


   
Other World breaking news:
Sex predator Savile abused 63 people at UK hospital (02-26 20:00)
Afghan avalanche fatalities surpass 200 (02-26 18:52)
Canberra buying time for Bali Nine drug convicts (02-26 18:42)
Tea time in Tokyo for William (02-26 17:15)
South Koreans may have a fling without fear (02-26 14:19)
US$4,400 one-of-kind pen marks Japan tsunami (02-26 13:09)
Housekeeping trouble mounts for Israel PM Netanyahu (02-26 12:26)
Austria bans foreign funding for Muslims (02-26 12:15)
Lohan ordered back into community service (02-26 11:58)
Indebted South Koreans pile on record US$990b debt (02-26 11:31)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.