Category Archives: West Philippine Sea

Is China planning to use military force?

  HONG KONG: CHINA IS IMPLEMENTING THE LARGEST MILITARY BUILD-UP THE WORLD HAS SEEN SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II. THE UPPERMOST QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED IS WHY. CHINA HAS BEEN INVESTING HEAVILY IN THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY (PLA) EVEN THOUGH THE COUNTRY IS NOT AT WAR AND DESPITE THE FACT THAT […]

A ‘Game of Drones’ resets the rules in the South China Sea

  As the rules of the sovereignty endgame are revved up for reconnaissance and surveillance of the environment and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles or non-lethal drones emits more than a steady buzz in the latest foreign policy salvos among claimant nations against Beijing’s control of the South China […]

Philippines official wants animated film Abominable’s South China Sea scene cut

  The Dreamworks’ movie Abominable features China’s controversial “nine-dash line” map, which shows Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters. Vietnam has already ordered the movie pulled from cinemas because of the scene. MANILA (DPA) – The Philippines’ foreign affairs chief on Wednesday (Oct 16) said he wants a scene in the animated film Abominable […]

South China Sea: Vietnam vows to ‘fight’ for its territory in severe blow to Xi Jinping

  VIETNAM has warned that it will defend its sovereignty in the face of growing tensions with the China in the South China Sea. The two states have experienced a crisis point in their diplomatic ties following Beijing’s institution of its nine-dash line policy. Under the nine-dash line policy, China lays claim to several territories […]

China is waging war with U.S. businesses, and winning

  If you want to understand what’s happening in the National Basketball Association, turn off SportsCenter and pick up “The Art of War.” More than 2,000 years ago, the Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote that “the skillful strategist defeats the enemy without doing battle, captures the city without laying siege, overthrows the enemy state without […]

Woke capitalism stops at the water’s edge’: Ben Sasse slams NBA ‘surrender’ to China

  Sen. Ben Sasse took aim at the NBA and American businesses for surrendering to “Chinese techno-authoritarianism,” saying they had allowed China to use them as tools for the Communist regime. “The NBA has prided itself on free expression. Its players and owners have a well-earned reputation for speaking out on social justice in the […]

US, Philippine, Japanese forces conduct maneuvers

  BEIJING — Here’s your weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. US, PHILIPPINES, […]

Vietnam pulls ‘Abominable’ film over South China Sea map

  Animation film pulled over scene that shows map with China’s unilaterally declared ‘nine-dash line’ of South China Sea. Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. The U-shaped line […]