Southeast Asia

Philippines Pulls Up Chinese Floating Sea Barrier – BBC


The Philippines says it has removed a controversial floating barrier laid down by the Chinese Coast Guard in a disputed area of the South China Sea, the BBC reported.

Manila’s coast guard said the 300m barrier was discovered by a patrol on Friday and said it had been installed by Chinese coast guard boats and a Chinese maritime militia service boat, the story went on.

Beijing had defended the actions of its coastguard, stating they were “necessary measures”, but Philippines authorities said it had blocked access for its fleets to rich fishing grounds and said the move was a “clear violation of international law”.

Read the full story: BBC


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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