China Says It Restricted Philippine Vessels From "Trespassing" Into Philippine Occupied Territory
Although the Ren'ai Reef is claimed by multiple nations, it is currently occupied by Philippine military forces.
BEIJING - Chinese state media explained that they "restricted" and warned off Philippine vessels from trespassing into waters near the Ren'ai Reef, which although claimed by multiple nations is currently occupied by Philippine military forces.
According to Chinese state media, its Coast Guard did, however, "temporarily" allow the transportation of food to the Philippine's "grounded" warship.
It claimed that two Philippine supply vessels, and two Coast Guard vessels "trespassed" into waters near Ren'ai Jiao, which is located within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Although the region is not internationally recognized as Chinese territory, China has repeated demands that the Philippines remove a grounded World War II warship, which it says the country is using as a makeshift military base on the Ren'ai Reef in order to occupy it.
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