Beijing, Manila spar over ship collisions in South China Sea
04 November 2023 | 7:41 am
Manila accused the Chinese coast guard of acting in a "provocative, irresponsible, and illegal" manner after Chinese and Philippine vessels collided in two separate incidents in the South China Sea.
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