South China Sea: Battle of Scarborough Shoal


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Five years ago this month, the Philippines scored a historic legal victory over China, over territorial incursions into the disputed South China Sea.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that Beijing was illegal in its occupation and blockade of traditional Filipino fishing grounds, including the Scarborough Shoal.

The reef, roughly the size of the island of Manhattan in New York City, is located about 140 miles from the Philippine coast, but since 2012, despite a court ruling, there has been a continuous presence of the Chinese Coast Guard there – where Filipino fishermen have reported harassment by the authorities .

Our correspondent in the Philippines Howard Johnson has joined a Filipino fishing crew – for a closer look.

Video Journalist: Verma Simonet

You can see more about this story at: Our World – Battle of the South China Sea, this weekend on BBC World News.


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