China Coast Guard attacks PH ships


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(UPDATE) CHINA Coast Guard (CCG) vessels fired water cannons at two Philippine ships Tuesday, causing damage to one of them, during a patrol near Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday. Manila and Beijing have a long history of territorial disputes in the South China Sea, with several collisions involving Filipino and Chinese vessels in recent months, as well as the use of water cannons by the CCG. The latest incident happened near the China-controlled Scarborough Shoal, which has become a potential flashpoint, during a mission to resupply Filipino fishermen. "This damage serves as evidence...