Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Philippines welcomed on Wednesday Singapore’s statement emphasizing the rule of law towards resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, reflecting the neighboring city-state’s support for the country’s call to peacefully settle the issue amid escalating tensions with China.
Chinese warships will join US-led naval drills off Hawaii for the first time this week, in a significant but mainly symbolic effort by the two powers’ fighting forces to make friends, not war.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Hours before he was scheduled to arrive in Japan, President Benigno Aquino III expressed optimism that his visit to Japan would be a fruitful one.
By Jerome Aning
The Philippines on Thursday joined other countries in welcoming the accession of Spain’s new king, Felipe VI.