The Philippines Foreign Minister said a diplomatic protest had been filed over China’s passing of a law allowing its coastguard to open fire on foreign vessels, describing it as a “threat of war”.
- The Phillipines said the law was “a verbal threat of war”
- The law permits China’s coastguard to use “all necessary means” against foreign ships
- China has competing territorial claims with its neighbours in the South China Sea
China passed legislation on Friday allowing its coastguard to use “all necessary…