Monthly Archives: February 2019

China to hold naval parade on April 23 in Qingdao

China’s defense ministry announced Thursday that it will hold an international maritime parade on April 23 in waters off Qingdao city, east China’s Shandong Province, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy. This information was released by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense at a regular briefing in […]

‘PH open to Chinese money to finance growth, development’

MANILA – The Philippines is open to Chinese aid and investment to spur its economy despite limited public support for letting Beijing’s checkbook diplomacy dictate the future of the Southeast Asian country, a senior Filipino government official says. “China has promised more funding for more projects,” Socioeconomic Planning secretary Ernesto Pernia told NNA in Osaka […]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Duterte set to tackle economic, military partnership

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte might discuss the country’s mutual defense cooperation with the United States as well as freedom of navigation issues with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tonight in Manila. This was according to National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon who expressed optimism that the brief meeting would boost further the long-time defense […]

US Navy and British Commandos defy China, conduct joint exercises around the South China Sea

In direct defiance to China’s claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea, the U.S Navy (USN) and British Royal Marines Commandos conducted joint training close to the disputed island chain. A Royal Marine Boarding Team from 42 Commando’s Juliet Company boarded and searched the USNS Guadalupe, a replenishment ship assigned to the 7th Fleet. […]

Palace hit for ‘mendicancy,’ Beijing for ‘bullying’

After Panelo bared China’s tit-for-tat deportation plan if undocumented Chinese workers are kicked out of PH Labor groups and a lawmaker on Wednesday lambasted the Duterte administration for “kowtowing” to China after its ambassador “bullied” the government into not taking action against Chinese illegally working in the Philippines. The Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong […]

Why a U.S.-China trade deal is not enough

WASHINGTON – As Chinese and American trade negotiators met in Washington through the weekend, observers were largely focused on the countries’ economic disagreements, such as over China’s subsidies to its state-owned enterprises. But to think that an agreement on trade would protect the world from a Sino-American cold war would be as premature as it […]

China, The US, And Realistic Expectations

Deng Xiaoping once said that “the China-U.S. relationship can never be too good or too bad” because it is too important. In other words, meaning the leaders and people of both countries should be realistic about how close their bilateral relationship can be at any given point in time, and they should never let their […]