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China-Philippines maritime disputes

There Is No ‘Secret Agreement’ Between China and the Philippines on Second Thomas Shoal

There Is No ‘Secret Agreement’ Between China and the Philippines on Second Thomas Shoal

By Christian Schultheiss
The diplomatic charade masks the key question: Would China refrain from seizing Second Thomas Shoal if the Philippines was forced to withdraw?

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.
Philippine Commander Denies ‘Deal’ Over South China Sea Shoal

Philippine Commander Denies ‘Deal’ Over South China Sea Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
A Senate Committee is investigating the Chinese Embassy’s alleged recording of a phone call between Carlos and a Chinese military attaché in January.

China Coast Guard Shadows Filipino Activists Sailing Toward Disputed Shoal

China Coast Guard Shadows Filipino Activists Sailing Toward Disputed Shoal

By Jim Gomez
About 100 Filipinos are sailing to Scarborough Shoal to assert the Philippines' sovereignty, while being trailed by at least two Chinese ships.

Philippines Won’t Use Water Cannons in Maritime Standoff With China, Marcos Says

Philippines Won’t Use Water Cannons in Maritime Standoff With China, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The past year has seen a string of confrontations between Philippine and Chinese vessels in contested parts of the South China Sea.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

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.

Philippines Again Accuses China of Inflaming Maritime Tensions

Philippines Again Accuses China of Inflaming Maritime Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
Earlier this week, two Philippine vessels were damaged in the latest confrontation with China Coast Guard patrol boats in the South China Sea.
Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

By Sebastian Strangio
Earlier this month, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said that the two nations had reached a "common understanding" on the dispute.

Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

By Sophie Wushuang Yi
The current stand-off over the Philippine-occupied shoal is a microcosm of the broader security dilemma in the South China Sea.

A Brief Genealogy of Philippine Claims in the South China Sea

A Brief Genealogy of Philippine Claims in the South China Sea

By Richard Javad Heydarian
Despite being repeatedly let down by its sole treaty ally, the Philippines has persisted in preserving its territorial claims and sovereign rights in the hotly-contested body of water.

Is China Committing Environmental Crimes in the South China Sea?

Is China Committing Environmental Crimes in the South China Sea?

John McManus, a professor at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami, discusses the environmental damage to the South China Sea, China's role, and the chances for an ecological recovery.
China’s Big Gamble in the South China Sea

China’s Big Gamble in the South China Sea

By Hung Tran
Heightened China-Philippines tension around Second Thomas Shoal could escalate to military skirmishes – and that’s a chance Beijing appears willing to take.

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