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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 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.

China Coast Guard Again Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Vessels Near Disputed Shoal

China Coast Guard Again Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Vessels Near Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
The incident near Chinese-occupied Scarborough Shoal caused damage to two vessels, the Philippine government said.

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.

Why Vietnam Cannot Copy the Philippines’ China Policy

Why Vietnam Cannot Copy the Philippines’ China Policy

By Khang Vu
The country's awkward geographic position with China militates against it adopting a strong pro-U.S. orientation.

The Philippines Is Exercising Growing Agency on the Taiwan Issue

The Philippines Is Exercising Growing Agency on the Taiwan Issue

By Joshua Bernard Espeña
As maritime frictions with China grow, the Marcos administration is becoming more proactive in engaging Taipei.
Philippines Again Condemns ‘Provocative’ Chinese Actions in South China Sea

Philippines Again Condemns ‘Provocative’ Chinese Actions in South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
The condemnation came after the Philippine Coast Guard reported another incident in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal on January 12.

China Warns Philippines Over President Marcos’ Taiwan Remarks

China Warns Philippines Over President Marcos’ Taiwan Remarks

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed that the Philippine leader's message of congratulation to Lai Ching-te was "a serious violation of the One China principle."

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Water Cannon Incident

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Water Cannon Incident

By Sebastian Strangio
This is the second time this year that Huang has been summoned following stand-offs in the vicinity of Second Thomas Shoal.

In State of Union Speech, Marcos Pledges to Defend Philippine Territory

In State of Union Speech, Marcos Pledges to Defend Philippine Territory

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader did not mention China by name, but his comments were a clear reference to the growing frictions in the South China Sea.
Chinese Naval Vessel Begins ‘Goodwill’ Visit to Philippines

Chinese Naval Vessel Begins ‘Goodwill’ Visit to Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
The three-day visit, the first by the Chinese navy since 2019, comes at a difficult time in relations between Beijing and Manila.

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