Video Shows Vietnam Fishing Boat Sink After Collision With Chinese Vessel | Reuters

China claims about 90 percent of the South China Sea, displaying its reach on official maps with a so-called nine-dash line that stretches deep into the maritime heart of Southeast Asia. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to parts of the potentially energy-rich waters. The Philippines on Thursday accused China of pursuing an “expansion agenda”, saying it had evidence that Chinese ships were circling two disputed reefs, just weeks after Manila accused China of reclaiming land in another part of the South China Sea. “We are again bothered that there seems to be developments in other areas within the disputed seas,” President Benigno Aquino told reporters at the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting on disaster risk reduction and management in Manila. To read more, visit


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