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The Philippines rejects China’s proposed deal on fishing access in the South China Sea over the words ‘allow’ and ‘permit’

D
ue to China's language choices, the Philippine delegation left the nation without an agreement that Filipino fishermen could return to Scarborough Shoal, an area in the South China Sea that China has exerted control over, though an international tribunal's ruling, which was rejected by China, indicated it belonged to the Philippines.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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