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Philippines files protest over China’s new coastguard laws in South China Sea – ABC News

The Philippines Foreign Minister says a diplomatic protest has been filed over a new Chinese law that allows its coastguard to open fire on foreign vessels, which…

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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…

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