China says ‘expelled’ Philippine ships from its waters in South China Sea

US says 'very, very concerned' about Chinese actions in disputed sea
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China’s Coast Guard said Tuesday it had “expelled” two Philippine ships from its waters in the disputed South China Sea, as Manila accused Beijing of using water cannon against two of its vessels.

“On April 30, the Chinese Coast Guard, in accordance with the law, expelled Philippine coast guard ship 4410 and government ship 3004 after they intruded into the waters adjacent to Huangyan Island,” the Coast Guard said in a statement, referring to the Scarborough Shoal by its Chinese name.

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