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For First Time, China Publicizes Alleged 2016 South China Sea Agreement With Philippines

For First Time, China Publicizes Alleged 2016 South China Sea Agreement With Philippines

By Christopher Bodeen
A statement from the Chinese Embassy in Manila described a “temporary special arrangement” supposedly agreed to during a visit to Beijing by former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine President Warns of Countermeasures in Response to Chinese Aggression at Sea

Philippine President Warns of Countermeasures in Response to Chinese Aggression at Sea

By Jim Gomez
Marcos' warning is the latest sign of the escalating disputes between China and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
Gregory Poling on Escalating Tension in the South China Sea

Gregory Poling on Escalating Tension in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
“China has been harassing Philippine resupply missions for more than a decade and has been steadily increasing the intensity of their coercive tactics for at least the last five years.”

Holding the Line Against China’s Maritime Bullying: The Philippines Sets a New Standard

Holding the Line Against China’s Maritime Bullying: The Philippines Sets a New Standard

By Lisa Curtis
The Philippines’ bold and creative moves to defy China provide a powerful example to the other Southeast Asian nations on how they, too, can resist Chinese interference.

Is the Philippines Ready for a Taiwan Conflict?

Is the Philippines Ready for a Taiwan Conflict?

By Nian Peng
The Philippines is becoming increasingly vocal about Taiwan, and Beijing is watching carefully.

Philippine President Suspends 22 Land Reclamation Projects in Manila Bay After US Airs Concerns

Philippine President Suspends 22 Land Reclamation Projects in Manila Bay After US Airs Concerns

By Jim Gomez
Marcos's order came after the United States expressed public concern over environmental damage from the projects and the involvement of a U.S.-blacklisted Chinese company.

Upgraded Philippines-US Military Cooperation May Cause a Setback in China-Philippines Relations

Upgraded Philippines-US Military Cooperation May Cause a Setback in China-Philippines Relations

By Nian Peng
Beijing is paying close attention to the rapid developments in the Philippines-U.S. alliance, and China is not happy with what it sees.
Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions

Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions

By Jim Gomez
Manila's coast guard has taken extra efforts to document and publicize assertive Chinese behavior in the South China Sea.

Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 

Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 

By Justin Baquisal
Marcos could be characterized as a middle ground between his predecessors – not as pro-U.S. than Aquino, but less pro-China than Duterte.

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea

By Vincent Kyle Parada
Although both sides have kept it low key, Chinese coast guard activities are continuing in areas claimed by Manila.

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

By Associated Press
Alluding to the two countries' territorial dispute in the South China Sea, Marcos said he looks forward to discussing bilateral and regional political and security issues.
Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown

Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown

By Andrew Yeo and Enrico Gloria
Even if Marcos were to actively engage Beijing – and that’s not a given – there are hard limits to Chinese influence in the Philippines.

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