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China seems to be intentionally provoking the Philippines, other nations in the South China Sea

China’s coast guard using a water cannon in the South China Sea last year

(Reuters) – China on Wednesday defended the actions of its vessels in the disputed South China Sea after the Philippines accused China’s coast guard of using water cannon on Philippine fishing boats and urged Manila to increase its “education” of its fishermen.

Filipino fishermen said that China’s coast guard boarded their fishing boats and threw away fish catch and fishing gear last week after spraying them with water in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Chinese maritime patrol officers stop and search a fishing boat in international waters — a violation of international law

The presidential palace in Manila said China’s coast guard used water cannon on Monday to drive away a group of Filipino fishermen at Scarborough Shoal…

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