US backs Philippines in China fishing ban

US backs Philippines in China fishing ban



Updated 14 hours ago ·
Published on 3 Jun 2022 10:00AM ·





Filipino demonstrators stage a protest rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila, Philippines, on May 7, 2021, denouncing the continued intrusion of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels escorted by China patrol ships inside Philippine territory in the disputed South China Sea. – EPA pic, June 3, 2022.

THE United States yesterday backed the Philippines in criticising a unilateral seasonal ban on fishing declared by Beijing in the dispute-rife South China Sea.

The State Department pointed to a 2016 ruling by a court in The Hague that rejected Beijing’s claims, as well as the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, ratified by China although not by the United States.


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