China stops Philippine fishermen – level 1

28-09-2023 07:00

The Philippines is mad at China. They say China put barriers in the sea. These barriers stop Filipino fishermen.

The Philippines’ coast guard and fisheries bureau are not happy. China says that the sea belongs to them and they can do what they want. But other countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines also say it is theirs. The place which they fight about is called the Scarborough Shoal. China takes it from the Philippines. It happens in 2012. But later, China lets Filipino fishermen go there.

Now, it’s a problem again because China puts the barriers in the sea. This has a bad impact on Filipino fishermen and their lives.

Difficult words: barrier (a thing which stops someone from moving or going somewhere), coast guard (officials who watch the sea and ships), bureau (an office which does particular business).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What can the Philippines do to resolve their dispute with China over the Scarborough Shoal?


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