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Manila's attempt to internationalize dispute rejected

Updated: 2012-04-19 08:11
By Zhang Yunbi in Beijing and Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou ( China Daily)

China sends patrol ship to protect interests in territorial waters

China rejected a request by the Philippines on Wednesday to take a maritime dispute to an international court, as Beijing sent a major ship to beef up patrols in the South China Sea.

The moves underscored Beijing's determination to protect its maritime interests in response to Manila's refusal to withdraw ships from Chinese waters, analysts said.

Manila's attempt to internationalize dispute rejected

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