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Manila : Philippines | Apr 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM PDT
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Chinese surveillance ships off Scarborough Shoal

Manila accused Beijing used the "bully" in the disputed area on the East Coast, but that will not happen crashes.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Raul Hernandez Philippines made the allegations after a large Chinese ships allegedly harassed two small vessels of the Philippines at 28.4 days near Scarborough Shoal. Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper yesterday quoted Mr. Hernandez said the 310 ship of the Chinese fishermen suddenly accelerate to 37 km / h towards the second patrol boat BRP Pampanga and BRP Edsa of the Philippines, and then suddenly change direction, creating the waves up to 2m high.

Manila officials said no one was injured and the Philippines also does not respond to actions of the Chinese ships. However, Hernandez spokesman stressed: "Yuzheng 310 was dangerous for ships Philippines". According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the fishing vessel 310, a patrol boat in the sea of ​​China's most modern, is said to have left the Scarborough beach on 4.27 but may have returned during the night. According to this report, China now has three patrol boats and fishing vessels in seven disputed area was only 1 Philippine patrol boat and a vessel of the Fisheries Department.

This is the most serious incident since the outbreak strain from 8.4 days in Scarborough. In recent days, both sides accused each other repeatedly made the situation more serious. Recently, Chinese media quoted Major General La Institute called this country "resolute action" to the Philippines also Hoan Bridge Times published editorials identified Beijing should "prepare small-scale clashes at sea ".

In response, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on 29.4 that China could use military force to solve disputes. "We do not think at this stage will be the Chinese military action. If it clashes broke out damage both countries, "AFP quoted him as saying.President Aquino III said Philippines army has not made the situation more stressful. Hernandez spokesman also expressed confidence in Scarborough disputes will be resolved peacefully because of all the ship's sides are civilian ships.

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Combination photo shows Chinese fishing boats spotted in Scarborough Shoal, in the South China Sea
Combination photo shows Chinese fishing boats spotted in Scarborough Shoal, in the South China Sea
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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