Top Philippine security official demands Chinese diplomats’ expulsion as territorial row escalates

Top Philippine security official demands Chinese diplomats' expulsion as territorial row escalates

According to Lin Jian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing,” the Philippines ‘ perspective just proves that they lack confidence in the face of facts and evidence and had reached a point where they are disappointed and have no base line.”

China” sorely demands that the Philippines ensures that Foreign diplomats can carry out their duties, stops violations and provocation, and does not dispute the information, act arbitrarily, or hurt itself by its own steps,” he said.

Since last year’s Second Thomas Shoal and Scarborough Shoal hostilities between Chinese and Asian beach watch ships and other vessels have sparked an escalated term war and political row.

The Chinese coastline guard injured several members of the Filipino navy and damaged their supply boats by using effective water cannons, a military-grade laser, and risky maneuvers that have caused small collisions.

The Spanish government has called Chinese embassy officials in Manila on numerous occasions to address protests.

If Spanish forces, boats, and aircraft are attacked by an armed attack, including in the South China Sea, President Joe Biden and his administration have consistently warned that the country is obligated to defend its long-standing alliance.

Apart from China and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have had overlapping claims in the active strait, a key business course where many fear a big increase of the conflicts may attract US forces on a collision course with China’s defense.