Topic: Luzon Strait
Typhoon Usagi weakened from a super typhoon, but still has winds gusting to 130 m.p.h. Hong Kong flights were canceled after 6 p.m. Saturday.
Taiwan recalled its top diplomat in Manila and announced that it was no longer accepting applications for Filipino workers, after the Philippine Coast Guard killed a fisherman last week.
Both the Philippines and Taiwan are trying to look strong, contributing to the rare, quick escalation of a diplomatic scuffle that was started by an incident in a overlapping fishing zone.