South China Sea Dispute Looms Over Philippine Elections

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Candidates struggle to balance tough stance on sovereignty with desire to mend ties with China

MANILA—China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea is putting Philippine presidential candidates in a tricky situation, as they struggle to balance tough talk on national sovereignty with a desire to improve ties and boost trade with their country’s powerful neighbor.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-china-sea-dispute-looms-over-philippine-elections-1457843644

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