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Trial of Chinese Fishermen Highlights Tensions in South China Sea

Nine Chinese fishermen will go on trial this week in the Philippines for allegedly poaching in Filipino territorial waters and catching a protected turtle species. Their arrest has angered the Beijing government, which says the fishermen were in China’s territory. Some analysts say the trial highlights the ongoing tensions in the South China Sea. The Philippines’ National Police Special Boat Unit patrols the waters around the island province of Palawan. The United States gave Philippine...

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