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China is no longer ruining their livelihoods, but these Filipino fishermen aren’t entirely grateful

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fter Chinese vessels lifted their blockade on Philippine fishing activity around Scarborough Shoal, initial excitement gave way to other concerns: "Nothing that the Chinese and Filipino presidents had discussed about the shoal was binding," the Los Angeles Times states. "The blockade could be reimposed at any time. And no one was compensating the fishermen for all that they had lost."
11 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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