The Philippine government as of late affirmed that many Chinese vessels have been secured in Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef yet the armada has been showing up nearby since December, as per a report. In view of this, Satellite pictures delivered by US-based Simularity showed that countless Chinese boats have been securing, showing up and withdrawing at the coral reef since mid-December a year ago.
In fact, between March 23-24, 2021, Simularity checked roughly 200 vessels at Whitsun Reef, of which most are likely fishing vessels, and a couple are plausible Chinese Coast Guard vessels. Simularity, a product organization that checks for new satellite symbolism of the South China Sea consistently, reported the movement of Chinese boats on Julian Felipe Reef, which is well inside Philippine elite financial zone.
The satellite pictures from December 2020 showed assumed fishing ships secured along with a width of up to 200 meters, making fishing unimaginable.
Along with this, The quantity of secured ships plunges momentarily toward the beginning of February, yet the quantity of boats showing up and withdrawing is as yet significant.
Recently, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. recorded a conciliatory dissent after the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea affirmed that 220 Chinese boats, accepted to be essential for Beijing’s oceanic volunteer army, have been located in Julian Felipe Reef on March 7th.
The West Philippine Sea is a piece of the South China Sea that falls inside Manila’s selective monetary zone. The Armed Forces of the Philippines led a watch subsequently and affirmed on Monday that in any event 183 Chinese boats are as yet present nearby. The Chinese Embassy in Manila, notwithstanding, demanded that the boats were simply “taking haven” nearby and that no sea local army was included.
A couple of days subsequent to housing a discretionary dissent, the Department of Foreign Affairs delivered an articulation approaching Beijing to speedily pull out its vessels nearby. Consequently, they emphasize that the proceeded with sending, waiting presence and exercises of Chinese vessels in Philippine sea zones obtrusively encroach upon Philippine power, sovereign rights and purview.