- The Philippines refused to recognize China's "unilateral imposition" of a "fishing moratorium" in the South China Sea.
- "The Philippines strongly urges China to desist from any action and activity that infringes on Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights, jurisdiction, in contravention of international law," said the Department of Foreign Affairs statement.
- China has consistently refused to recognize the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) that affirmed the sovereign rights of the Philippines to maritime resources in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), effectively quashing Beijing's claim to the territory with its nine-dash claim.
- The Philippines has filed several diplomatic protests against China for its alleged incursions into the West Philippine Sea.
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