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Commentary: Our country’s shifting Spratlys position

A NEWS report by The Guardian on July 27, 1971 (“Islands of contention”) reveals a stark difference between the position of the Philippines on the Spratly Islands during that time and its stance today. 724 more words


Philippines: Proposed federal gov't set-up wants Sabah included in Philippine territory

By Ian Nicolas Cigaral (philstar.com) | Updated January 30, 2018 – 2:32pm


“There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah.”  352 more words

South China Sea Militarization: Fighters in the Paracels and Combat Logistics

The Diplomat

China admits deployment of jets to Woody Island, tests ability to keep islands supplied.

By Steven Stashwick

December 06, 2017

Last week, Chinese  1,085 more words

Offshore Coral Reef Damage, Overfishing, and Paths to Peace in the South China Sea

Author: John W. McManus

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2017, pages 199 – 237


Offshore coral reefs of the South China Sea are subject to complex overlapping sovereignty claims by up to six regional nations. 522 more words


China's Big Three in the Spratlys Near Completion


Updated 29 June 2017

New imagery shows that while China is keeping attention focused on its negotiations with Southeast Asian countries over basic principles to manage the South China Sea disputes, its construction of military and dual-use facilities on the Spratly Islands continues. 119 more words


Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

Associated Press / 06:09 PM June 15, 2017

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam is urging China to take responsible and constructive actions in the disputed South China Sea following a Pentagon report that highlighted Beijing military’s buildup in the strategic waters. 1,181 more words

A Tease of Death In The Middle of War

Last night, I fell asleep quite early, 10PM perhaps (yes, that’s pretty early for me!). I woke up at 2am and went to drink some water. 711 more words

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