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Anger grows in Philippines over China’s control of shoal

Public backlash as documentary shows Filipino fishermen accusing Chinese para-military forces of forcibly taking the best of their catch

  • Richard Javad Heydarian
  • Asia Times

Once again, the Scarborough Shoal dispute is threatening to torpedo Philippine-China relations.

Anak 1aTwo years into office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing a widespread public backlash over reports that the Chinese coast guard is controlling the contested shoal and surrounding areas and routinely harasses Filipino fishermen.

In a widely-watched documentary broadcast on the GMA Network, a…

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