China continued to create tensions in the region when it prevented two Filipino civilian vessels from conducting their resupply of marines stationed aboard the ship run-aground on the Second Thomas Shoal.
Chinese did not block the resupply last June, when the Chinese vessels were first deployed–the Philippines also filed a formal complaint at that time as well.
Manila claims that these actions “constitute a clear and urgent threat to the rights and interests of the Philippines”, as Beijing blocked a resupply mission that has been undergone for 15 years.
As expected, China rejected this protest of the blockade from the Philippines as well, claiming that the area is Chinese territory.
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