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Philippines and China Give Conflicting Accounts of Latest South China Sea Run-In

File image of Chinese coast guard ships corralling a Philippine civilian boat chartered by the Philippine navy to deliver supplies to Philippine navy ship BRP Sierra Madre in the disputed South China Sea. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

The Philippines on Tuesday vowed to protect its territory “at all cost” following another confrontation with the Chinese navy in the South China Sea.

The two sides gave sharply differing accounts of the encounter, which occurred near the disputed Scarborough Shoal.

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