Artículos con la etiqueta ‘Filipinas’

Philippines, Vietnam take China hedges

Por • 8 ago, 2013 • Category: Política

While Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang made a symbolic visit to the White House on July 25, an occasion where both countries agreed to move closer towards a full-fledged strategic partnership, the Philippines welcomed Japan’s increasingly emboldened leader, Shinzo Abe, who has vowed to strengthen Tokyo’s strategic depth in Southeast Asia. Despite growing efforts by regional actors, namely China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to rein in brewing maritime conflicts in the South China Sea, the evolving disputes represent an intractable challenge to regional security and threaten to escalate into full-blown conflict.

Time to teach those around South China Sea a lesson

Por • 2 oct, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

For those who infringe upon our sovereignty to steal the oil, we need to warn them politely, and then take action if they don’t respond. We shouldn’t waste the opportunity to launch some tiny-scale battles that could deter provocateurs from going further. There are more than 1,000 oil and gas wells plus four airports and numerous other facilities in the area but none of them is built by China. Everything will be burned to the ground should a military conflict break out. Who’ll suffer most when Western oil giants withdraw? But out there could just be an ideal place to punish them. Such punishment should be restricted only to the Philippines and Vietnam, who have been acting extremely aggressive these days.