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    Spat with China drives tourists from Boracay

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A dispute over borders in the South China Sea has sparked an exodus of Chinese tourists from one of the jewels of the Philippines' famous islands. In the month since China banned tour groups from organising trips to Boracay, the island has lost about 200,000 Chinese tourists. Philippines officials say the number of visitors from Russia, Taiwan and South Korea has doubled over the past five years, but they want to resolve the dispute with China quickly and peacefully. But they doesn't mean they're ready to give up. Jamela Alindongan reports from Boracay.