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Joint US-China drills to make friends, not war

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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 »

Australia’s statement of support lifts PH morale, says Coloma

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Australia's Defense Minister David Johnston gives his speech about "Managing Strategic Tensions" on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Singapore during the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue. AP

The Philippine government continues to become emboldened by the support of the international community, especially with the recent statements of Australian Defense Minister David Johnston, against China’s expeditions in maritime conflict.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to Obama: Be fair in dealing with maritime disputes

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged United States (US) President Barack Obama to adopt an “objective and fair attitude” in dealing with China’s maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNCLOS explained: Why China’s claims in South China Sea are invalid

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Philippine Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza

With a little over a month before the Philippines submits its written arguments to the international Permanent Court of Arbitration, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza publicly spoke for the first time about the basis of the Philippines’ case against China’s claim to nearly the entire South China/West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea

In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Saturday it is purchasing a surplus French Navy vessel to boost its forces in the South China Sea where it has an ongoing territorial dispute with China.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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