Newspress criticized for leaving its own instead of national flag on disputed Huangyan island
A reporter from Southern Metropolis Daily stepped on South Reef of Huangyan Island and left their own flag instead of Chinese national flag on the island.
China-Philippines Conflict over Huangyan Island in South China SeaOn April 10, a Philippine warship entered the island's territorial waters, dispatched personnel to harass Chinese fishing boats and attempted to detain Chinese fishermen.Beijing said the move infringed on China's sovereignty. Two Chinese patrol ships in the area later came to the fishermen's rescue, and the warship left.But the impasse continued in the wake of the incident as the Philippine side continued to send government vessels to the lagoon of Huangyan Island.Manila also repeatedly made erroneous remarks that mislead the public in the Philippines and the international community and played up public feelings.Beijing repeatedly urged Manila to withdraw all Philippine vessels in the island waters and warned Manila not to disturb operations by Chinese fishing boats as well as the Chinese government's law enforcement vessels.Philippine vessels were reportedly still in China's territorial waters on May 8 Tuesday.An opinion article in Tuesday's People's Daily Overseas Edition warned the Philippine side not to take China's sincerity as a chance to bully China.Given recent challenges by the Philippines, China's patrol ships will remain alert in the waters of Huangyan Island, and Chinese fishery administration vessels will also ensure that Chinese fishermen can perform their jobs in their traditional fishing areas without interference, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Fu Ying said.
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