Tag: Foreign Relations

US Supply Ship

China Appeal the Philippines Not to Ban Chinese Companies

Two Chinese companies are reportedly interested in buying the Philippines’ largest shipyard, once an important US naval base in the Pacific region. Some Philippine politicians have expressed concern over a possible Chinese takeover, saying it will be a very significant national security issue. An unexpected choice is brewing in the Philippines. Since the start of […]

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PAC-3

Lots of Patriot Missiles: Google Maps Found Missile Defence Location of Taiwan

Defense Ministry officials in Taiwan are requesting Google to obscure the country’s missile defense locations, which were exposed in 3D detail in the newest upgrade of Google’s satellite map application. Taiwan Defence Minister, Yen Teh-fa said an agency had been set up to work with Google and seek changes to safeguard national security and to […]

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China Poaching

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sailed Away Together With Ten Japanese Inspector

Japan government protested to China as Chinese trawler suspected poaching off Japan’s Coast and sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the boarding occurred on November 5 in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off Kagoshima, adding that a complaint about the “vicious” case had been made via diplomatic channels. The […]

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China Y-9

Japan And South Korea Intercept China Military Aircraft

Japan and South Korea scrambled fighter jets to track a Chinese military aircraft that flew close to their airspace on Thursday. According to Yonhap News Agency, the PLA aircraft believed to be a Y-9 type reconnaissance aircraft entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone on three separate instants within the day without providing any notice […]

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Bataan Nuclear

Defense Secretary Support Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana support the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as its benefits the country. “Wala naman ako nakikita dahil it will just be revived to generate electricity. Hindi naman tayo siguro capable to develop our own nuclear bomb, pero hindi naman siguro yung purpose nun,” Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Lorenzana said […]

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Liaoning

China Officially Build Third Aircraft Carrier

China officially confirmed that it is building its third aircraft carrier which is stated to be bigger and more advanced than the other two current warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its borders. The aircraft carrier, Liaoning was launched in 2012, which was a refit of […]

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Xi Jinping and Vladimer Puti

People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Will be in The Philippines Tomorrow

Xi Jinping will visit Manila on November 20. The expected visit of the Chinese President to Manila is expected to position the Philippines-China relations ” as a new model of international relations,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. “We have every reason to believe that this visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the […]

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Chinese Navy Warship Provoking U.S. Destroyer in West Philippine Sea

China accused the United States of mocking its sovereignty after an American warship cruised near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, further disturbing relations between the two countries.  A Chinese destroyer appeared within meters of the U.S. Navy ship Sunday, forcing it to change direction in what American officials called an […]

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Liaoning Soviet Era Aircraft Carrier

China Backout Security Meeting With the United States

China has dropped a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for this October, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday there was […]

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lioning

Malacanang Ignore Chinese Warship Drill in South China Sea

Beijing shows its military might this week as its aircraft carrier Liaoning undoubtedly took part in a huge naval drill. Malacañang downplayed the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying it is not a cause for concern for the Philippines. “No cause (for) alarm as a show of force is not directed […]

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Japan Beechcraft TC-90

Additional Surveillance Aircraft From Japan and West Ph Sea Dispute Still a Challenge

The Philippine Navy has received an additional three Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft from Japan. Delfin Lorenzana, in a speech at a naval base, said the three Japanese donated second-hand TC90 aircraft will definitely boost the navy’s capability to gather intelligence in the West Philippines Sea. “We must admit that much still has to be […]

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Oil Rig

Philippines Will Develop Petroleum Blocks Not Disputed by China

The Government has drafted plans to invite oil and gas companies to develop 14 petroleum blocks elsewhere in the archipelago nation.  A Philippine official told the Financial Times that the government was planning a roadshow in the UK, US, and Singapore during the third quarter of this year to drum up investors’ interest in the […]

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Philippines Admits China’s Land Reclamation and Militarization in West Philippine Sea out of ASEAN communique

On Tuesday, Philippines’ top diplomat acknowledged that he did not want to involve concerns about China’s land reclamation and militarization exercises in the South China Sea in the ASEAN foreign ministers’ joint communique. The joint communique appeared Sunday evening, however, turned out to mention “non-militarization” and “self-restraint” among the conduct of parties in the disputed […]

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Beach Landing Assault

Avoid Mindanao – Western Nations Warned Their Citizen

Alerts from Britain, Canada, and Australia were released this week after President Rodrigo Duterte increased military rule all over the region of Mindanao to fight the rebels.  Canadian advisory on Monday warned against visiting any part of Mindanao except for Davao. The Canadian government said that there is a severe risk of terrorist attacks and […]

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Chinese Media Accuses America Of Trying To Elevate Sikkim Standoff

A Chinese daily media accused the US and other countries of attempting to increase the Sino-India standoff and to replicate the South China Sea trick and seek strategic advantages. An op-ed article in the state-run Global Times said, more than five weeks into the border standoff between China and India, some countries other than the […]

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Letter With Feather

China Ordered Cinema to Play Propaganda Film

Beijing regulators have ordered cinemas to give 45 percent screen share to the Friday opening of a lavish propaganda film celebrating the People’s Liberation Army. This weekend, Chinese moviegoers will have abundant opportunity to see their country’s latest big-budget propaganda movie. Beijing’s state media regulators have ordered cinemas over the country to provide substantial play […]

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Seagames hosting Asean

Thailand or Indonesia to Snatch Philippines SEA Games Hosting

Thailand or Indonesia could step forward to host the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019 following the Philippine government’s decision to give up the event. The Philippines, which only passed in as hosts when Brunei switched in 2015, had been registered to host the competition in 2019 as it had in 2005. But the government […]

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China Should Send Submarine

Send Submarines to Indian Ocean a Chinese Expert Suggested

A Chinese expert suggested the Chinese government should give more submarines to the Indian Ocean in the face of concerns stated about China’s increasing military presence in the region. The report reflected China’s concerns over the ongoing Malabar naval exercise involving the US, Japan, and India, which includes more than 100 aircraft and 21 vessels. […]

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