China to PHL: Educate your fishermen

“The Chinese side urges the Philippine side to strengthen supervision and education of its own fishermen and prevent similar incident from happening again,” This is the response of China after the Philippine government filed couple of diplomatic protest after a Chinese Coast Guard vessel intentionally rammed three Philippine-flagged fishing boats on January 29.

The Chinese foreign ministry added “multiple Philippine fishing vessels illegally lingered” at Scarborough Shoal, calling the shoal Huangyan Island. “The Chinese coast guard sent a dinghy to lawfully drive away the Philippine vessels, and the dinghy slightly rubbed against one of the vessels during its operation.”

According to Department of Foreign Affairs “the attack caused damage to the vessels which endangered the lives and safety of the Filipino fishermen on board.”