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Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

In this July 7, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveils a sculpture commemorating the start of a war with Japan with old soldiers and children during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the war, in Beijing, China. Despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington. AP

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.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gets Singapore backing in sea dispute


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.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Joint US-China drills to make friends, not war


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.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino sees fruitful visit to Japan

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose for photos before their meeting at Abe's office in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. AP

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.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH sends warmest wishes to His Majesty King Felipe VI

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI,centre, and Spanish Princess Leonor, left, review troops at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday June 19, 2014.  AP

The Philippines on Thursday joined other countries in welcoming the accession of Spain’s new king, Felipe VI.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »