PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday and raised his concerns about the brewing tension in the West Philippine Sea that resulted in the actual collision between a Chinese Coast Guard vessel and Philippine civilian boat last month.
The United States is hosting the annual APEC summit of world leaders this week for the first time since 2011. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group will gather in San Francisco to talk about how to better spur trade and economic growth across the Pacific region.
What’s koi got to do with it? Souring relations between Asian rivals Japan and China now seem to be snagged on calm-inducing beauty in spas, museums and gardens. The slippery dispute between Asia’s two biggest economies adds to their spat over Japan’s release into the sea of treated but radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant. And it has prompted more questions than answers.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go remains steadfast in his stance to uphold the rights of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid accusations by the Chinese government that the country is trespassing into the waters adjacent to Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal).
UNITED NATIONS — There are two opposing theses about the U.N. General Assembly: It’s a place that shows the true power of words, where leaders inspire action with rousing speeches on the urgent issues of our times; or it’s a talking shop, where leaders perform for domestic audiences with political rhetoric on the cause of the day.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday announced that guided missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) and the Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Ottawa (FFH-341) have completed a “bilateral sail” operation in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) on Thursday, September 21, 2023.