China rescues 2 Filipino fishermen in disputed shoal

(Updated)Chinese coast guard ships have rescued two Filipino fishermen in bad weather at a disputed shoal, the Philippine coast guard said Friday, in a show of how President Rodrigo Duterte has turned once-frosty relations with Beijing.

Philippine coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said Chinese coast guard officials notified them of the rescue in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal off the northwestern Philippines and asked how the two can be handed over to Philippine authorities.

Fuente: SUN STAR