Chinese vessels in high-seas chase of Philippine boat with mediaThis photo taken on Nov. 10, 2023 shows China coast guard personnel sailing an aluminum hulled boat at Second Thomas Shoal in the disputed South China Sea. Moments later, the Philippine Coast Guard craft carrying AFP and a local media outlet slipped into the shallow waters of the shoal. China claims almost the entire South China Sea and has ignored an international ruling that its stance has no legal basis. Manila accuses Chinese vessels of harassing and blocking Philippine boats delivering food, water and materials for badly needed repairs. The Philippine Coast Guard identified five Chinese coast guard, 28 "maritime militia" and five navy vessels floating nearby.
Source: Philippine Star November 11, 2023 20:42 UTC