Four patrol boats donated by China to the Philippine Navy as Manila looks for nearer ties with Beijing regardless of an ocean debate. Navy representative Cdr. Jonathan Zata said Sunday, "the Philippine Navy through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters has acknowledged the gift from the People's Republic of China (PRC) four watch vessels".

The gift accompanied 30 units of rocket pushed projectile launcher (40 mm) with comparing ammo. Zata said they are evaluating how the new water crafts can be incorporated into the association and upheld in the long haul regarding coordinations.

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He said that 'they have relegated work force to prepare on its activity and upkeep'. Different points of interest of the watch water crafts were not quickly accessible.

In late 2016, China has offered military help of $14 million worth of little arms and quick vessels to the Philippines for nothing. Last Friday, photographs of the blue watch vessels being transported along Roxas Boulevard in Manila coursed via web-based networking media.

China had additionally beforehand given a large number of rifles and ammo to the Philippine police and military as it fought Islamic State-connected psychological oppressors in Marawi City. President Rodrigo Duterte looked for hotter ties with China after a sharp regional question in the West Philippine Sea amid the past organization.

He sought after a free remote approach and looked for nearer ties with China as it removed itself from the US. Regardless of the well disposed connection between the two nations, China keeps on declaring 'undeniable sway' over the South China Sea with its nine-dash line assert.

It was refuted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in 2016 yet China has declined to recognize the decision.