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Philippines envoy 'optimistic' about ice breaking China trip

Philippines envoy 'optimistic' about ice breaking China trip | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
Former Philippines President Fidel Ramos on Tuesday named the head of a Chinese government think-tank among the experts and officials he hoped to meet on a trip to rekindle ties with China soured by a maritime dispute in the South China Sea.
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Despite Legal Victory in South China Sea, Philippines’ Oil Remains in Troubled Waters

Despite Legal Victory in South China Sea, Philippines’ Oil Remains in Troubled Waters | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
"Chinese coastguard vessels harass our survey ships."
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South China Sea: Philippines wins court ruling against China

South China Sea: Philippines wins court ruling against China | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
An international tribunal in The Hague rules in favor of the Philippines in a maritime dispute, concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea.
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South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines - BBC News

South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines - BBC News | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
An international tribunal rules against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea, backing a case brought by the Philippines.
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AFP ready to secure Australia-Philippines oil well in West Philippine Sea

AFP ready to secure Australia-Philippines oil well in West Philippine Sea | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
The military is ready to secure the Australian-Filipino consortium that will drill for oil in the resource-rich West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the subject of a longstanding maritime row in the region.
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Philippines reinforces its claim to South China Sea outpost

Philippines reinforces its claim to South China Sea outpost | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
Navy is quietly renovating a rusting ship that it uses as a foothold on one of the reefs in Spratley Islands - territory that is disputed with China
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Philippines expects to win South China Sea case: Official

Philippines expects to win South China Sea case: Official | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
"We believe the (UN) tribunal will look at our case with favour. We are confident of the Philippine position on this matter," presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte says. 
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Philippines may get caught in crossfire between U.S., China

Philippines may get caught in crossfire between U.S., China | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
A word-war has broken out between the United States and China over the West Philippine Sea. But will the standoff lead to armed conflict? An expert says it's possible.
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Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: sources - Reuters

Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: sources - Reuters | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
TOKYO/MANILA (Reuters) - Japan and the Philippines will hold their first joint naval drill this month in the South China Sea near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing, sources in Tokyo and the Philippines...
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Philippine military exercise Balikatan reaffirms U.S.-Philippines ties

Philippine military exercise Balikatan reaffirms U.S.-Philippines ties | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
6,000 U.S. troops are training in the Philippines, the largest amphibious exercise in at least 15 years
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Philippines accuses China of challenging military plane

Philippines accuses China of challenging military plane | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
Aircraft allegedly ordered to leave as official says China is poised to take
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Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem

Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China's
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Philippines, U.S. exercises near disputed sea not 'show of force'

Philippines, U.S. exercises near disputed sea not 'show of force' | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
MANILA (Reuters) - About 11,500 U.S.and Philippine troops will take part in annual military exercises this month near disputed waters in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Tuesday, while...
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Beijing Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea

Beijing Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
Beijing said it flew bombers, fighter jets and other military aircraft over contested areas of the South China Sea, an announcement that came as former Philippine President Fidel Ramos prepared to head to China for preliminary talks aimed at settling the territorial dispute.
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South China Sea: Philippines turns down talks

South China Sea: Philippines turns down talks | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
The Philippines has turned down bilateral talks with Beijing over the South China Sea dispute, after China's foreign ministry insisted a landmark court ruling against them could not even be mentioned at the meeting.
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South China Sea Ruling Could Pose Dilemma for Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte

South China Sea Ruling Could Pose Dilemma for Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
An international tribunal ruling that backed Manila’s arguments over Beijing’s conduct in disputed waters may complicate newly-elected President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to reset relations with China.
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Experts Call for Expansion of US-Philippines Defense Treaty

Experts Call for Expansion of US-Philippines Defense Treaty | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
More prominent security experts are joining the call for the U.S. to extend its security treaty with the Philippines to the defense of shoals and islands currently controlled by the Philippines in th...
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China urges Philippines to ditch its South China Sea case

China urges Philippines to ditch its South China Sea case | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China urged the Philippines on Tuesday to ditch its attempt to solve South China Sea territorial disputes with an international tribunal and instead negotiate with Beijing directly, following the arbitration panel's latest request for input from China.
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Philippines ramps up military spending in face of China threat

Philippines ramps up military spending in face of China threat | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
The Philippines plans to ramp up military spending over the next 13 years, earmarking more than $20 billion to modernize its forces in the face of Beijing's maritime ambitions in the disputed South
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Philippines to build naval base near Spratlys

Philippines to build naval base near Spratlys | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
The military’s top priority is to build a naval base on the country’s western coastline, opposite the disputed Spratly islands, although plans have been delayed by funding bottlenecks, Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said yesterday.
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China blasts US-Philippines military drill

China blasts US-Philippines military drill | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
China on Thursday said a military drill by the United States and the Philippines is "muscle flexing," and not good for the region's peace and stability.
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Report: US, Philippines Agree on Base Rotations Along South China Sea

Report: US, Philippines Agree on Base Rotations Along South China Sea | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
U.S. forces would have access to at least eight bases in the Philippines -- including two near a hotly contested island group claimed by China -- under a new bilateral defense agreement, according to a Philippine media report.
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US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation

US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat exercises Monday amid growing alarm over massive land reclamation by China in disputed South China Sea territories.
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Philippines Peace Negotiators Press Forward Despite Clashes

Philippines Peace Negotiators Press Forward Despite Clashes | International Relations of the Philippines | Scoop.it
This week an international investigation determined that both the Philippine government and Muslim rebels broke a cease-fire agreement after a botched police raid in a rural southern town left 6...
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