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Chinese journalist plants China flag on Scarborough

An unidentified Chinese journalist plants a China flag on Scarborough (left). In 1997, a group of Filipinos also planted a Philippine flag on the shoal (right). Photos from Xinhua.net and southseaconversations.wordpress.com

InterAksyon.com
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MANILA, Philippines - An unidentified Chinese journalist went to Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island) and planted China's flag on the main reef of the disputed territory, the Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, reported on Thursday, May 10. 

Since April 8, China and the Philippines have been in a standoff after the Philippines Navy found eight Chinese fishing vessels in Scarborough (Panatag Shoal).     

In May 1997, Filipinos led by then congressmen Roque Ablan and Jose Yap also went to Scarborough and plant a Philippine flag on the shoal after removing China's sovereignty marker in the area. 

 

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