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news.com.au 18 Nov, 2021 23:30 am

Chinese coast guard blasts Filipino vessels with water cannons video

Chinese coast guard blasts Filipino vessels with water cannons video
Footage has emerged of Chinese coast guard vessels blasting water cannons at Philippine supply boats in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

A tense confrontation has taken place between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the hotly-contested South China Sea.Footage has emerged of Chinese coast guard vessels blasting water cannons at Philippine supply boats in a disputed area of the South China Sea.China accuses Philippines of trespassing in South China Sea Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused the Philippine boats of “trespassing” in the area, which China calls Ren’ai Jiao.” The Spratly Islands, a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea.

Chinese vessels anchored at the Whitsun Reef, around 320 kilometres west of Bataraza in Palawan in the South China Sea.Pictue: Maxar Technologies/AFP South China Sea tensions spike Tensions over the resource-rich seas spiked this year after hundreds of Chinese vessels — dubbed the maritime militia — were detected at Whitsun Reef, which is also in the Spratly archipelago.

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