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Chinese coast guard vessels have expelled Filipino fishermen from Jackson Shoal in the South China Sea.

Report: Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Take Over Spratly Island Feature From Philippines

By Ankit Panda

Five China Coast Guard vessels have taken over Jackson Shoal, a disputed feature in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea some 140 nautical miles west of the Philippines’ Palawan Island,according to a report by the Philippines Star.

Jackson Atoll is a popular fishing ground for Filipino fishermen, and is 33 nautical miles from Mischief Reef, a Spratly Island feature where China has carried out extensive land reclamation work and built an artificial island for possible military use.

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