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Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines
January 18, 2021

Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
But we should treat the announcement with caution, given that few promised Chinese infrastructure projects have yet eventuated.

Philippines Lifts Ban on South China Sea Energy Exploration
October 16, 2020

Philippines Lifts Ban on South China Sea Energy Exploration

By Associated Press
The decision comes after a six-year hiatus on oil and gas exploration in areas west of the Philippines.
In UN Speech, Duterte Stiffens Philippines’ Stance on the South China Sea
September 23, 2020

In UN Speech, Duterte Stiffens Philippines’ Stance on the South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
After four years of flip-flopping, the Philippine President voiced strong support for a Hague ruling rejecting most of China’s claims to disputed waters.

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts
September 11, 2020

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts

By Sebastian Strangio
Two more recent deals highlight the contradictions that have resulted from the Duterte administration's "pivot to China."

Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity
September 16, 2019

Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The latest interaction of the exchange highlighted the ongoing maritime collaboration between the two sides.

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.

What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?
December 19, 2017

What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The resumption of annual defense talks is just the latest advance in ties in the Duterte era.
Ukraine Offers Military Equipment to the Philippines
May 26, 2017

Ukraine Offers Military Equipment to the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Defense export agency plays up opportunities in the defense realm.

Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident
March 25, 2017

Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila is stepping up efforts to safeguard its claim.

What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
March 15, 2017

What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
New bilateral engagements appear to be on the horizon despite lingering challenges.

What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
December 21, 2016

What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The shape of defense cooperation between the two sides is becoming increasingly clear.
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
December 13, 2016

Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Announcement comes weeks after controversy erupted over rifle agreement with Washington.

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