Philippines says three soldiers hurt by China water cannon

Philippines says three soldiers hurt by China water cannon

Four staff people were injured by broken glass in an earlier China Coast Guard water cannon assault on the same vessel on Mar 5.

” This is just an ordinary spin and supplies or delivery procedure but glance at how the Chinese are reacting”, Ano told investigators, according to an interview transcript shared with AFP.

The United States, which has a common defence alliance with Manila, has denounced the assault.

” The ( Chinese ) actions are destabilising to the region and show clear disregard for international law”, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement, reaffirming Washington’s mutual defence treaty commitments to Manila.

The China Coast Guard has defended its steps, describing them as “lawful rules, intrusion and ejection” of a foreign vehicle that” tried to firmly compromise” into Chinese lakes.

Ano said the broken vessel has returned to the northern province of Palawan after its team managed to resume its website. &nbsp,

” We will not be deterred. We will not become intimidated”, he said, vowing the Philippines may continue to replenish the military on Minute Thomas Shoal.