Hong Kong media SCMP reports this morning, “At least two fishing vessels set to travel to disputed island in protest against Chinese ‘aggression’ as moves to resolve row over fishing rights continue.” It says the move “could complicate efforts by Beijing and the Philippines to resolve a tense maritime stand-off.”
However, Commercial Radio Hong Kong reports at a little past 1:00 pm that Philippine President Aquino III stopped the protest tour.
According to the station, a Filipino retired officer planned to bring people to the Shoal to fish for three days and raise Philippine national flag on the island, but Philippine president told him to suspend his plan. The retired officer decided to postpone the protest. Philippine navy, however, says that no citizen is allowed to go to the Shoal
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