Monthly Archives: September 2020

Germany wades into the Indo-Pacific fray

In a move that promises to rile China, Germany has officially joined the “Indo-Pacific” geopolitical club as outlined in a new 40-page policy guideline. The document makes Germany the second European nation, along with France, to adopt a formal strategy for the region. Though falling short of taking sides in Donald Trump’s new Cold War […]

Manila to negotiate P12-M claim vs China ship

THE PHILIPPINES will discuss with China the payment for 22 Filipino fishermen who were abandoned at sea after their ship collided with a Chinese trawler in June last year, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The agency said it had received the report from the Justice department proposing P12 million in damage claims, […]

PLA opens three fronts in South China Sea to distract the world from Ladakh

While both India and China have still to finalise the dates of military commanders’ meeting with each asking for postponement once, PLA is continuing to build-up along the 1,597-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector. Post the military flare-up at Galwan Valley, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has mobilised four out of […]