Tensions rise after China's seizure o...

Tensions rise after China's seizure of fish caught by Philippine boats

Jun 11, 2018 Read more: SFGate
MANILA - The president's office on Monday called Chinese seizures of fish caught by Philippine fishing boats near a disputed shoal unacceptable and presented three fishermen who described their experiences. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said he and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raised the incidents with the Chinese ambassador in Manila, who assured them that Chinese coast guard personnel would be punished if an investigation finds the accusations are accurate. The incidents at Scarborough Shoal have sparked new criticism after a TV network interviewed fishermen and broadcast a video of the alleged confiscations.

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