Tag Archives: Philippines. South China Sea Dispute

The devil and the deep South China Sea

Last year, the Philippines brought a complaint against China’s aggressive actions in the West Philippine Sea to the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal. The Chinese “were really unprepared for that and were really embarrassed by it”, one of Vietnam’s top experts on Chinese diplomacy told me during my recent visit to Hanoi. It was a master […]

Why China’s tough stance is unsustainable

China’s tough stand on maritime territorial disputes, evident in the confrontations last year with the Philippines in the South China Sea and with Japan in the East China Sea, has endured through China’s… Read more: http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/361088/why-china-tough-stance-is-unsustainable

China’s Strategy For The Philippines – Analysis

The standoff in the Scarborough Shoal between China and the Philippines not only demonstrated Manila’s commitment to defend its maritime territory, but also Beijing’s determination to maintain its territorial aspirations at all costs. Knowing what strings to pull to pressure the Philippines, Beijing engaged in a series of de facto economic reprisals. For its part, […]