Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove grounded navy ship

philippines rejects chinas demand to remove grounded navy ship

Sumary of Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove grounded navy ship:

  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Wednesday said Beijing “demands the Philippine side honour its commitment and remove its illegally grounded vessel”.
  • The Second Thomas Shoal, 105 nautical miles (195 km) off Palawan, is the temporary home of a small contingent of military aboard the rusty ship, which is stuck on a reef.
  • The Second Thomas Shoal is within the Philippines’ 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which China is a signatory.

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