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Marcos Says Philippines Must ‘Do More’ Than Protest China Sea Actions

President Ferdinand Marcos said Thursday that the Philippines needs to do more than protest Beijing's "illegal actions" in the South China Sea. Chinese coast guard personnel wielding knives, sticks, and an axe surrounded and boarded three Filipino navy boats last week, video showed, ...

The Crisis in the South China Sea Enters a Dangerous New Phase

The violent confrontation between China and the Philippines on June 17th near the Second Thomas Shoal marked a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries over their rival territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Pakistan Announces Anti-Terrorism Campaign Amid Pressure From Beijing

The Pakistani government announced a military operation aimed at curbing violent terrorism. Dubbed Azm-e-Istehkam (‘Resolve for Stability’ in Urdu) the operation will likely focus on militants crossing from Afghanistan. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday: “Ensuring protection and security of both ...

Chinese Media Response to Philippines Crisis Blends a Mix of Righteousness, Bravado, and Conspiracy

Last week's violent confrontation between Chinese and Filipino maritime authorities in the South China Sea triggered a furious response in Chinese domestic media, both from official outlets and from ...

Marcos Says Philippines Won’t Be Intimidated Amid China Row

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. said Sunday the Philippines "will not be intimidated" by anyone after a violent clash between the Filipino navy and the Chinese coast guard in the South China Sea. The confrontation took place Monday off Second Thomas Shoal ...

Niger Authorities Confirm Sabotage of Chinese-Built Oil Pipeline by Rebels

Niger's military rulers have confirmed the sabotage of an oil pipeline carrying crude oil to neighboring Benin after a rebel movement seeking the release of the country's president claimed responsibility for the attack. On the night of June 16-17, "malicious individuals ...

Myanmar Armed Groups Accuse Junta of Breaking China-Brokered Ceasefire

An alliance of Myanmar ethnic armed groups has accused the junta of repeatedly violating a China-brokered ceasefire in the north of the country this month and causing civilian casualties. Beijing brokered a truce between the junta and the so-called "Three Brotherhood ...

Chinese Sailors Wield Sticks, Axe in Disputed Sea Clash With Philippines

Chinese coast guard sailors brandishing weapons, including sticks, knives, and an axe, clashed with Philippine naval vessels near a strategic reef in the South China Sea, dramatic new footage released by Manila showed. Manila said the clash took place Monday as ...

China’s ‘Salami-Slicing Strategy’ Against Philippines in Disputed Sea

By Matthew Walsh Ramming boats, building militarised islands, and threatening perceived trespassers -- China is escalating confrontations with the Philippines in a bid to push it out of the South China Sea, analysts say. One ...

Philippines Says Chinese Coast Guard Boarded Navy Vessels in South China Sea

The Philippine military said Wednesday the Chinese coast guard rammed and boarded Filipino navy boats in a violent confrontation in the South China Sea this week in which a Filipino sailor lost a thumb. Monday's incident was the latest in a ...
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