China and the 10-member ASEAN bloc have finally agreed on the “rough outline” of the legally binding Code of Conduct that is seen as a major step to prevent clashes in the highly strategic South China Sea. The COC is expected to be signed when the ASEAN returns to the Philippines for their final summit for this year. Continue reading Major Step for Lasting Peace in the South China Sea Has Been Reached
First the Golan Heights, now the South China Sea – The United States used to patrol this regularly to ensure “freedom of navigation” for all the nations who claim part (or all) of the sea and the islands within it. Now it is being reported that it has called its aircraft carriers home and left the competing states to sort it out for themselves: hoping, of course, that they won’t. Continue reading We Want the Problem, Now You Sort It Out | US @SCS
A so-called US Navy research sea drone that was monitoring activities in the South China Sea, and subsequently seized by the Chinese Coast Guard to “prevent danger to navigation,” is causing multiple reactions in the US media and from the US president-elect Donald Trump himself.
“I announce my separation from the United States, both militarily and economically,” said Duterte, in front of the Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, and hundreds of Chinese and Filipino businessmen who were gathered during the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing.
The United States installation of THAAD missile system in South Korea turned out to be the final nail to the coffin of the US-NATO world hegemony. It provided the pretext for a more aggressive China-Russia reaction to the US military provocations in the region.
The Philippine government and China are now engaged in preliminary bilateral talks regarding the proper conduct in the West Philippine Sea, yet the United States and other NATO members continue to engage in military provocations in the area, verbally and otherwise.
With barely 6 days to go before Philippine population go to the polls, the local Oligarchy and their counterparts in the US establishment are resorting to fearmongering about the economic uncertainty in the country.
The United States suffered a major blow in the South China Sea when India refused the US invitation to join its naval patrols in the area.
In another show of Schizophrenic symptoms, the United States has issued multiple disclaimers as to its culpability in its attack on Syrian military positions killing 20+ soldiers and scores wounded, and its recent incursion into “Chinese airspace” in the South China Sea.
The recent attack on the Chinese Stock Market wiping out more than $3 Trillion in stock market values was premeditated and tied to the Pentagon’s saber rattling in South China Sea.
There has been a confrontation between a US surveillance aircraft and Chinese Navy over its ongoing reclamation in the area of the Spratly Group of Islands, last week.