Pushing the limits of COVID diplomacy, Philippines threatens to expel Chinese official

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, register or subscribe to save articles for later. Normal text size Very large text size Advertisement Singapore: The Philippines has threatened to expel a Chinese diplomatic spokesman in Manila in the latest twist of an intensifying row with the superpower over territory in the South China Sea. The Defence and Foreign Affairs ministries in the Philippines have been up in arms for a fortnight o ver the presence of 220 fishing boats, suspected to be manned by Chinese maritime militia at Whitsun Reef , with statements flying back and forth over the alleged incursion into the Philippines’ exclusive economic...