The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), a banned political party and militant insurgency now in its fifth decade of attempting to overthrow the government, on Wednesday ordered guerrilla attacks against Chinese companies involved in local infrastructure projects.
Some of those companies are owned by the Chinese state and have been blacklisted by the U.S. government.
The CCP was not specific about which Chinese firms it wanted its militants to attack. Its statement denounced “the plunder and destruction of Philippine marine resources in the West Philippine Sea, in violation of Philippine sovereignty.”
The West Philippine Sea is another name for the South China Sea, the perilous waters China claims in their entirety despite the Philippines and other nations pressing longstanding territorial claims.
“Some of these same Chinese companies are involved in some big-ticket infrastructure projects for the construction of mining roads and dams that are encroaching deeper and deeper into