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Beijing rejects arbitration over Philippines territorial spat

China should be careful how it looks to the international community, according to Professor Jerome Cohen of New York University. The drama about the disputed Scarborough Shoal or Huangyan Islands had the Philippines seeking international arbitration from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS. The Philippines have said they acknowledge […]

PHL envoy to China formally assumes post, seeks warmer ties under new Beijing leadership

Philippines’ top diplomat to Beijing, Erlinda Basilio, called on Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday and presented her credentials as ambassador to China. During her conversation with Xi, Basilio, in a bid to normalize ties with Beijing that was marred by a bitter territorial conflict over the South China Sea territories, conveyed President Benigno Aquino […]