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Chinese, Philippine Coast Guards Trade Barbs Over Who Is to Blame for Latest South China Sea Confrontation

Drone footage shot by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) that shows a Chinese Coast Guard vessel blocking one of its vessels while it patroled near the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Video via the PCG.

Chinese and Philippines officials are furiously trying to shape the narrative over a confrontation between their Coast Guards that took place last week near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

This latest incident occurred on Friday when a Philippine Coast Guard, the BRP Teresa Magbanua, was on its way back from a nine-day maritime patrol near Scarborough Shoal, known in the Philippines as Bajo De Masinloc.

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