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China Blocking Access to South China Sea Atoll, Filipino Fishermen Say

China has stationed up to five ships around a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, preventing Filipino fishermen from accessing traditional fishing grounds, media in the Philippines reported Wednesday. The Philippine Star newspaper, quoting an unnamed Filipino fishing operator, said China began deploying ships to Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll, after a fishing vessel recently ran aground in the area. Eugenio Bito-onon Jr., the mayor of nearby Kalayaan in the Spratly...

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