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Philippines deploys air force as tensions over Chinese ships rise

Philippines deploys air force as tensions over Chinese ships rise

Philippines deploys air force as tensions over Chinese ships rise

28 March 2021

The Philippines’ air force has been conducting daily aerial patrols over Chinese fishing vessels moored near a disputed reef, the country’s defence chief said, as he repeated a call to Beijing for their withdrawal from the area.

The diplomatic row was touched off earlier this month when some 220 boats were first spotted at the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, west of Palawan Island.

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