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Beijing sees hidden agenda in Manila's S. China Sea protest

Updated: 2014-02-27 07:20
By Zhao Yanrong ( China Daily)

Beijing on Wednesday questioned the motive behind Manila's extraordinary protest against an incident that happened more than a month ago involving Chinese coast guard vessels and a water cannon in the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reaffirmed China's stance that Beijing does not accept the protests or representations of the incident from the Philippines.

"There are a large number of Filipino fishing boats frequently appearing in the waters near Huangyan Island. Some of them were not there for fishing but were trying to remain illegally in the waters. All of those movements are obviously organized and confrontational, so China has plenty of reasons to doubt Manila's real purpose," Hua said.

Beijing sees hidden agenda in Manila's S. China Sea protest

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