China files complaint with Philippines over vessels collision

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China’s embassy in Manila said Monday it had lodged a complaint with the Philippines, after two collisions between Philippine and Chinese vessels in the disputed South China Sea.

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A Chinese diplomat met with a Philippine official Monday and “made solemn representations... on the trespassing of the Philippine vessels into the Ren’ai Reef area... expressing strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the trespassing,” the embassy said, using China’s name for the disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

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