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China claim ‘problematic’–US

US Secretary of State John Kerry: China claim problematic. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea is “problematic” and the Asian giant’s actions have raised tensions, a senior US official said on Tuesday on the eve of high-stakes talks.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

West Philippine Sea China’s best shield vs US, paper says

Map showing the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (south China Sea), including the Spratlys Islands and Scarborough Shoal. AFP

The West Philippine Sea is China’s “natural shield” in the south, which will not only give it a strong defense against the United States, but will also provide food and energy security given the wealth of natural resources in the Reed Bank, according to a strategic assessment paper from the Development Academy of the Philippines.

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

No Limitation

No choice: Destroy China’s future PH military bases now


Lodging the complaint with the International Tribunal on the Law of the Seas (ITLOS) against China’s illegal and immoral invasion and use of brute force to take over Philippine atolls and islands was a good move. A favorable decision would affirm Philippine ownership of certain real estate, marine and energy resources within the country’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS).

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

China damaging its international standing, says US envoy


China’s coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing, a senior US official said Wednesday.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US scales down anti-terror unit in PH, officials clarify

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After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, the United States is scaling down, not disbanding as reported, its anti-terror contingent of elite troops in Mindanao in a move that reflects shifting security strategies and focus in economically vibrant Asia, where new concerns such as multiple territorial conflicts involving China have alarmed Washington’s allies entangled in the disputes.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »