China's Coast Guard filching fish: Manila

China's Coast Guard has been filching fish from Filipinos fishing around a disputed reef near the main Philippine island of Luzon, a top Manila official said yesterday.

"This is unacceptable," President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque said at a news briefing, as he presented three fishermen who have lodged a complaint after Chinese Coast Guard men boarded their boats and hauled some of their catch last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2018, with the headline 'China's Coast Guard filching fish: Manila'. Print Edition | Subscribe