Chinese boats stir Philippine anxieties

While Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte plays down reports that China has occupied another contested land feature in the South China Sea, his defense establishment is calling for a tougher stance

Manila, August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (UTC+8)
A protester holds a placard during a demonstration at the Chinese consulate in Manila against China's presence in disputed waters in the South China Sea, The Philippines is one of several countries opposed to Chinese expansion in the vital seawy. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe
A protester holds a placard during a demonstration at the Chinese consulate in Manila against China's presence in disputed waters in the South China Sea, The Philippines is one of several countries opposed to Chinese expansion in the vital seawy. Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe
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