Public backlash as documentary shows Filipino fishermen accusing Chinese para-military forces of forcibly taking the best of their catch
- Richard Javad Heydarian
- Asia Times
Once again, the Scarborough Shoal dispute is threatening to torpedo Philippine-China relations.
Two years into office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing a widespread public backlash over reports that the Chinese coast guard is controlling the contested shoal and surrounding areas and routinely harasses Filipino fishermen.
In a widely-watched documentary broadcast on the GMA Network, a…