外文标题：China accused of using water cannon on Filipinos
Filipino fishermen have reported that a Chinese coast guard vessel used a water cannon to drive them away from a disputed shoal, the Philippine military chief said Monday, adding that his forces seek to avoid trouble but would respond if any country involved in regional territorial disputes uses force against Filipinos.
Gen. Emmanuel Bautista said the military is investigating the Jan. 27 incident at Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground off the northwestern Philippines. The shoal came under China's effective control after Philippine vessels backed off from a tense standoff with Chinese ships in the area in 2012.
Chinese coast guard and surveillance ships have since guarded the shoal, chasing Filipino fishermen away if they ventured close. The Philippines has not deployed its ships to take back control of Scarborough but asked an international tribunal last year to declare China's seizure of the shoal and seven other South China Sea reefs illegal.
Bautista told reporters in a forum that Philippine forces adhere to a no-confrontation policy in the disputed areas but would defend the country and its people if they are threatened.
"It's our policy to avoid any confrontation with anybody, in this case, the Chinese coast guard or the PLA navy," Bautista said, referring to China's People's Liberation Army.
But he said that "if armed violence is used against our people, then we will have to react to the best of our ability."
Provide video cameras to boat captains to document Chinese atrocities. Chinese usually deny history because of selective amnesia. Those people are demented. Water cannon is WMD.
This article is unclear and biased since it glosses over the territorial issue by only saying 'disputed' island, and omits the fact that the Scarborough Shoal is within the 200 mile EEZ of the Philippines, and over 500 miles from China, and that the US and most others view the Chinese claim to the entire sea to be absurd. AP and Yahoo should insist upon more balanced reporting on China and not fear to insult or challenge CCP propaganda.
Maybe we can show photos to be more credible and realistic to the public that these hungry-power Chinese military used water cannons to bully our fishermen? The presence of cellphone is everywhere and we can show the world what these hungry-power Chinese are doing to us.
Fire back with water guns, water fight is fun!
Cup of tea
He should feel luck it is China not US. Otherwise, he would have been facing 18 inches Cannon instead of water gun.
Well Done China
Fire back. Lets see if US will "Help" Philippines versus China is strong as oak - Which I strongly doubt. Philippines is going to be part of China sooner than later.
China has never had any plan to invade Philippines. China is there to stop Filipino fishermen from fishing in Chinese territory. China is not Philippines. The Filipino marines killed Chinese fishermen.
now the Philippines can open fire and teach China a lesson
They have already done that Rsole and murdered a Chinese fisherman.
How pitiful Filipino fishermen. Once they're free fishing in there and friendly allow fellow Chinese fishermen. But lately, seems like Filipino was not allowed when Chinese assumed (as if) they own it.
The territorial dispute has been there for long time. The Fillipino and Chinese fishermen have been co-existing and fishing relatively peaceful for long time until the Philippines sent their 'biggest' warship trying to arrest Chinese fishermen. Now the Philippines is crying foul?
good work chinese coast guard.
Good work Chinese coast guard. Just be careful not to draw international attention. lol
At least they only used water cannon unlike the Philippines who use a machine gun in their last encounter with Chinese fishermen.
Bully boy China, sadly for the Philippines worse may come....