#AceWorldNews says the Philippines government summoned China’s top…

#AceWorldNews says the Philippines government summoned China’s top envoy in Manila on Tuesday to protest what it said was the firing of a water cannon by a Chinese government vessel to drive away Filipino fishermen.

The incident took place on January 27 at Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground claimed by China and the Philippines, AP reported.

The shoal came under Chinese control after Philippine vessels backed off from a tense stand-off with Chinese ships in the area in 2012.

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