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China, Philippines Trade Statements Over Medical Evacuation From Disputed Shoal

China, Philippines Trade Statements Over Medical Evacuation From Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite pledging to de-escalate tensions at Second Thomas Shoal, Beijing and Manila continue to exchange rhetorical fire.

Philippine Military Demands $1M in Reparations From China After Maritime Clash

Philippine Military Demands $1M in Reparations From China After Maritime Clash

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides pledged this week to de-escalate the situation after a June 17 clash at a disputed shoal in the Spratly Islands.
Philippines Must ‘Do More’ on South China Sea, Marcos Says

Philippines Must ‘Do More’ on South China Sea, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Will Manila request greater U.S. assistance in its ongoing stand-off with China at Second Thomas Shoal?

Philippines Says it Wants ‘Dialogue’ With China Following Maritime Clash

Philippines Says it Wants ‘Dialogue’ With China Following Maritime Clash

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's top diplomat says that the country will pursue "confidence building measures," but is "not blind" to recent incidents in the South China Sea.

Philippines Has ‘Secretly Reinforced’ South China Sea Outpost, Report Claims

Philippines Has ‘Secretly Reinforced’ South China Sea Outpost, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The BRP Sierra Madre, a warship grounded on a shoal in the Spratly Islands, has become the focus of growing tensions with China.

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China and the Philippines Inch Closer to Conflict in the South China Sea

China and the Philippines Inch Closer to Conflict in the South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
After eight Philippine marines were injured in a melee with Chinese forces this week, some are questioning the response of Manila's foreign allies.

76% of Filipinos View China as Country’s ‘Greatest Threat’: Survey

76% of Filipinos View China as Country’s ‘Greatest Threat’: Survey

By Sebastian Strangio
Public attitudes toward China in the Philippines have dipped considerably as tensions have increased in the South China Sea.
Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Air-Dropped Supplies in South China Sea

Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Air-Dropped Supplies in South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's military chief claims that the incident saw Chinese boats come within five meters of the Philippine outpost at Second Thomas Shoal.

Philippines to Probe Recording of Alleged South China Sea Agreement

Philippines to Probe Recording of Alleged South China Sea Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
The recording, released this week by the Chinese embassy in Manila, purports to lay out a "new model" for managing tensions at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says that he is "horrified" by the prospect that his predecessor brokered a "gentleman's agreement" with Beijing over the maritime disputes.

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. president is set to deliver the warning at this week's trilateral summit with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines.
President Marcos to Meet US Secretary of State Amid South China Sea Tensions

President Marcos to Meet US Secretary of State Amid South China Sea Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader said that the meeting will address closer maritime cooperation between the U.S., the Philippines, and Japan.

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