China may also look into reports that Filipino fishermen have been pushed away allegedly by the Chinese Coast Guard from Union Bank within the South China Sea, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman stated Friday.

”I actually have no idea something about what you stated. You your self talked about that the vessels are unidentified, and all sides are within the course of of verifying the state of affairs. China additionally must examine on that,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang stated throughout a press convention.

The Philippines’ overseas affairs and national protection departments are nonetheless confirming media reports on the harassment of the Filipino fishermen.

Lu stated China will proceed to work with the Philippine aspect to “properly” resolve the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea maritime and territorial dispute beneath the management of President Rodrigo Duterte.

”Our place on the South China Sea subject is constant and clear. We would go on working with the Philippine aspect to correctly cope with related maritime points and create favorable circumstances for the sound and regular growth of bilateral relations,” he stated.

He reiterated that the bilateral relations between the Philippines and China have rotated and began to enhance rapidly “with all-around cooperation moving forward steadily”.

Five months after his election, President Duterte visited China in October final 12 months on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

President Duterte is scheduled to return to Beijing subsequent month to take part within the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

”Overall, each side are in a position to construct upon the consensus of the 2 leaders and handle maritime points by means of negotiations and coordination,” Lu stated.