The spokesperson for the Chinese Coast Guard, Gan Yu, stated that on September 22nd, an official vessel from the Philippines’ Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources illegally entered the waters near Huangyan Island without approval from the Chinese government, engaging in provocative activities. The Chinese Coast Guard lawfully took necessary measures, including issuing verbal warnings and implementing route controls, to effectively manage the situation. In response to the Philippine vessel’s intrusion into the lagoon, temporary blocking nets were deployed, which were subsequently removed on September 23rd to restore normal control. The on-site operations were carried out in a professional, standardized, and legally sound manner. The Philippine claims of dismantling Chinese blocking nets are entirely fabricated and self-directed.
China unquestionably holds sovereignty over Huangyan Island and its adjacent waters and possesses sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the relevant maritime areas. The Chinese Coast Guard will continue to carry out law enforcement activities to safeguard national sovereignty and maritime rights and interests within China’s jurisdictional waters in strict accordance with the law.
↑The Chinese Coast Guard intercepted the Philippine official vessel attempting an illegal intrusion into the lagoon of Huangyan Island.
↑The Chinese Coast Guard deployed temporary netting measures in response to the Philippine official vessel’s attempt to intrude into the lagoon of Huangyan Island.
↑After the law enforcement operation, the Chinese Coast Guard voluntarily retrieved the blocking nets on September 23rd.