Chinese forces recently installed surface-to-air missile systems (SAMS) on three Philippine-claimed reefs in the West Philippine Sea, otherwise known as South China Sea.
Category: Territorial Dispute
Don’t give up the West Philippine Sea by Rio Matro
In an article posted by The Society of Honor, Joe America expressed disagreement in giving up the West Philippine Sea to China. He quoted Philippine President Duterte who said: “They are so big and strong and we are small and poor. We can’t send Filipinos to war. They’d be slaughtered!”
China aircraft carrier leads ‘show of force’ exercise in South China Sea
China has conducted large-scale naval exercises with “a large show of force” off Hainan Island in the South China Sea, Reuters reported.
US carrier sails in West Philippine Sea
ON BOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea — As fighter jets streaked overhead, a U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the South China Sea in the latest display of America’s military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities to assert its claims in the strategic waters, sparking regional alarm.
Live Bullet War Exercises, a Prelude to a Real War? by Erick San Juan, PhD
The fifth annual China-Russia naval drill started last September 12, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Nanhai Fleet.
‘Strategic Diamond’ takes shape in the Pacific by Perry Diaz
With the signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) between the U.S. and India, U.S. President Barack Obama achieved a key part of his “Pivot to Asia” strategy. Indeed, it is a major accomplishment considering that the U.S. had been negotiating such an agreement for the past 12 years.
New photos show China building fighter jet hangars on disputed islands
Satellite photos show China making progress on construction of at least two dozen concrete hangars suitable for housing Chinese air force planes, including strategic bombers and in-flight refuelers, on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
Will All Hell Break Loose Soon? by Erick San Juan
If the world thinks that after the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling on the territorial disputes between the Philippines and China, conflict in the region or a possible war will be farfetched, think again.
Is war in the South China Sea inevitable? by Perry Diaz
The conventional wisdom in geopolitical circles is that a war between the United States and China is not going to happen — not now, not tomorrow— simply because their economies are intricately intertwined with one another like the fabled Gordian Knot. Destroying each other would be like committing a suicide pact. And why would they […]
Tension in SCS will escalate
Tensions are likely to escalate in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in the wake of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling that invalidated China’s claims and bolstered those of the Philippines.
Is PH prepared for war in SCS?
The verdict has been cast. The Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague has ruled in favour of the Philippines. Beijing has pre-empted the tribunal long before the decision has been made. China has declared she would ignore the International Court of Justice and that she would not abide by its decision.
China warns Australia on SCS issue
China has issued a blunt warning to Australia — “Stay out of the South China Sea or risk damage to bilateral relations.”