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Why China is apprehensive about Japan’s entry into West PH Sea, Part 3

Commentary and news update on US, Philippines and Japan vs China

In my opinion, Japan with the backing of the US Navy is the only Asian nation that has the military and technical capability to halt China’s domination agenda in the East and South China Sea with its reclamation of Spratlys’ reefs and oil rig exploration. As mentioned in Japan’s defense paper, it slams China’s coercive maritime demands and is ready to halt China’s reclamation in the reefs.

With China’s illegal reef reclamation so close to the Philippine territories, the Supreme Court should declare EDCA constitutional so that the Japan and American military can access their naval ships and jet fighters back in Subic and Clark air bases on a rotational basis for security reasons.

See With an eye on China, Phl may invite US back to Subic
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Japan approved sending its military abroad for the first time since World War II

Japan’s parliament voted into law Saturday (September 19, 2015) a defense policy shift that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945, a milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to loosen the limits of the pacifist constitution on the military.

Abe says the shift, the biggest change in Japan’s defense policy since the creation of its post-war military in 1954, is vital to meet new challenges such as from a rising China.

See Japan approved sending its military abroad for the first time since World War II

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US Navy Admiral Harris in Philippines
Full Text: Transcript of Oral Arguments in Hague
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Japan has no claims in the area but fears Chinese military bases there would bolster Beijing’s influence over a region through which $5 trillion in trade passes every year, much of it to and from Japan.

Japan is seeking to build ties in Southeast Asia that it hopes will improve the capacity of countries there to keep tabs on Chinese activity.

Japan and the Philippines have conducted two joint naval exercises in and around the South China Sea and in June, Abe and President Benigno Aquino III said they would begin talks that could led to Japan using Philippine bases.

Japan has also said it may begin air patrols in the South China Sea. China said it would see that as interference.

The United States has repeatedly said that while it takes no position on competing sovereignty claims over disputed land features in the South China Sea, it does want these maritime claims to be advanced in accordance with international law and without the use of coercion.

In the meantime, Russel said that the United States would safeguard its own interests in various ways, including honoring its alliances and security commitments and aiding the development of effective regional organizations. This included taking steps such as investing in maritime domain awareness for coastal states and carrying out freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

“We the United States are obligated to protect U.S. interests,” Russel said.

Summarizing the essence of the U.S. position on the South China Sea disputes, Russel reiterated that it was not about rocks but about rules for the Asia-Pacific region.

“It’s really not about the rocks and the shoals. It’s about rules. It’s about the kind of neighborhood we all want to live in,” he said.

What now Philippines?

Although it is an oft repeated statement that each country is guided by its own national interests, the question that needs to be asked is if the Philippines truly understands the undercurrents that shape Japanese strategic perceptions and objectives.

Does Manila really understand how far the Japanese will go to defend their interests and that throughout history the Japanese – when they feel besieged – have the ability to strike out without warning against an enemy?

Consider that in the span of a few decades, Japan has carefully built up its power projection capabilities and modified its security outlook to engage and defeat threats way before they reach Japanese shores. That in a span of a few years, from a strict assistance program limited to aid to the Philippine Coast Guard and others of a civilian nature, Japan is now emerging as a potential provider of military assistance to Manila.

The Philippines has to realize that it is not dealing with a dithering easily distracted ally like the United States of America, but a country that has a suppressed martial tradition that may just reappear due to China’s rapacious territorial ambitions.

See Why China is apprehensive about Japan’s entry into West PH Sea, Part 3 of 3
The strength of Japan: the second type of island-nation mentality, Part 2 of 3
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What is future of China-PH relations? 21st Century will be Pacific Century, Part 1 of 4

While the path dependent approach suggests that countries would be heavily influenced by their histories in charting their future directions, countries can and do break new ground while incorporating elements of their past into their governance template. This is how progress is made. Thus, Japan had been a stable parliamentary democracy now for several decades while retaining distinct Japanese elements in their governance structures.

While China is making the transition to capitalism it retains strong SOEs (state-owned enterprises) while clearly reverting to its historical authoritarian norm in its governance mode. Then as now, there are factions competing to control the policy directions of China that echoed the struggle between the conservative inward looking Confucian scholars vs. the innovative outward looking eunuchs during the Ming dynasty period of Zheng He.

Again, the modernist vs. the traditionalist factions clashed as the Qing dynasty sputtered into its long decline especially as a strategy response to European incursions. More recently, it was the Mao’s vs. Deng’s factions that extended from the Cultural Revolution. Deng’s open policy eventually prevailed and spawned economic liberalization and the SEZs (Special Economic Zones).

Subsequently, as the country made its dizzying ascent during the past few decades the power struggle pitted the “doves” against the “hawks.” For a while, the doves had the upper hand and thus the focus on the soft power of the state. Now, as the economy and the military had made quantum leaps, the pendulum has clearly swung to the hardliners.

Chinese encroachments are treading on dangerous ground as they alienate smaller neighboring countries that traditionally would look to the Middle Kingdom for leadership. No country no matter how small or ineffectual would like to be cowered into submission. On the other hand, soft power would lead to the gradual and willing embrace of closer relationships that would be a win-win situation for all parties. But an overt and aggressive hegemon repels and would soon be confronted by an alliance that would seek to protect their individual freedom by joining forces to maintain the balance of power. Thus, China’s show of force of building facilities in disputed territories, intimidating Filipino fishermen, isolating Philippine Navy personnel are calculated moves that also demonstrates hubris.

It is 21st century gunboat diplomacy in action and is a portent of possible escalation as Chinese military capabilities magnify in the near future. Just think of the possibilities open to China once it starts to operate its carrier fleet.

The de facto occupation of disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea is a pre-emptive move designed to present a fait accompli or a done deed when it comes to future negotiations — whether it be with the UN, ASEAN, or on a bilateral mode. The Chinese will argue that any accommodation that they do with the reclamation projects is regarded as a “concession” and therefore they expect also that the Philippines will also have to make some concessions. They will argue that they have incurred “sunk costs.”

China is practicing the gunboat diplomacy of the Western imperialist powers that it despised. From the existential threat to China of being “carved up like a melon” by the Western powers during the “Century of Humiliation” from the turbulent mid-19th century, it is ironic that it is now engaged in “salami slicing” and “cabbage harvesting” in the disputed territories with its smaller neighbors in the 21st century.

The discord in the region is in stark contrast to the cherished ideal of harmony in Chinese culture especially of Confucianism. Confucian harmony is regarded as a dynamic process that seeks to achieve balance and reconciliation of differences.

It is the conservative Confucian scholars that offer relevant lessons of history. To quote Confucius, “He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn toward it.”

China’s rise to riches and prominence will have the potential to be like a rising tide that will lift all the nations of the region toward peace and common prosperity as the countries look to it for leadership. China though is losing its historic opportunity to prove that it is a rising benevolent power with a natural leadership role in the world. Will it make the necessary policy change in time?

China is aiming for highly developed country status by 2049 — which marks the centennial of the People’s Republic of China. The achievement of the Chinese Dream and its renaissance as a superpower will have an immense impact on the peace, prosperity, and freedom of the region. The ascent of China is a double-edged sword.

See What is future of China-PH relations? 21st Century will be Pacific Century, Part 1 of 4
Shock & Awe in the 15th Century: China’s 27,000 sailors, 300 ships, 7 voyages, Part 2 of 4
China following US capitalist footsteps and its various implications, Part 3 of 4
Will China lose historic opportunity as rising benevolent power, natural world leader? Part 4 of 4
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North Korea warns of war with South after artillery fire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered front-line military units to enter “a wartime state” after an exchange of fire with South Korea, his country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Friday.

The announcement, employing bellicose language typical of North Korea, adds to the edgy situation in the region.

The two sides traded artillery fire over their heavily fortified border on Thursday afternoon, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Two shells came from the North Korean side, the ministry said, and South Korea fired dozens of shells in response.

No casualties were reported from the exchange of fire.

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US Pacific commander, AFP chief discuss issues on West Philippine Sea

United States Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris on Wednesday arrived at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City to meet with Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Hernando Iriberri.

In an interview with reporters, AFP spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said Harris was given arrival honors, and conducted a troop review before heading for the office of the chief of staff.

Padilla said during the meeting, the two senior military officials were “frank and honest” in their exchange of ideas regarding “the evolving security challenges in the region as a result of natural disasters and issues involving the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).”

The military spokesperson added that also discussed during the meeting was the US Defense Department’s Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy report, which was released earlier this month.

The report outlined the US Department of Defense’ maritime security strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region report, Padilla said.

See Philippines seeks US help to monitor developments in West Philippine Sea
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US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman
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US Pacific commander, AFP chief discuss issues on West Philippine Sea
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VIDEO | US Navy mulls sailing near disputed South China Sea islands
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FULL TEXT: Transcript of oral arguments on Philippines vs China arbitration case

The Arbitral Tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands released the full transcript of the oral hearings on the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea as requested by the Philippines.

Last July, the Philippines sent a delegation composed of top executives from the three government branches as the United Nations arbitral tribunal opened the arbitration court proceedings on the sea dispute.

The Philippines filed a case against China’s excessive maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea, being the first country to challenge its nine-dash line claim.

The arbitral tribunal is set to rule on the case against China over the territorial disputes by November within the year.

A copy of the full transcript of the three-day hearing on jurisdiction and admissibility can be viewed below.

See FULL TEXT: Transcript of oral arguments on Philippines vs China arbitration case
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Aquino hails initial victory vs China, says rule of law prevails
China shrugs off UN tribunal’s initial ruling
PH rarin’ to go to Round 2
US welcomes arbitration decision against China’s sea claims
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Senators: Tribunal’s award only start of legal battle
The U.N. Arbitral Tribunal decision on PH case vs China


China 9-dash-line claim threatens rule of law, Carpio says in US lecture


US expects China, Philippines to abide by UN ruling Kerry on sea row: Rights of all claimants must be respected


US general vows to immediately defend Philippine sovereignty


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Ph-South Korea sign deal of classified information


Still no SC ruling on EDCA; voting set for December

The Supreme Court decision on EDCA is again stalled and is scheduled in December 16, 2015

The Supreme Court has once again deferred ruling on the petitions against the Philippines’ Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US.

At least two court sources confirmed to GMA News Online that the high court would decide on the matter in December.

The sources said voting on the petitions was deferred last week, and the tribunal just decided to deliberate on them “a month from now, thereabouts.”

See No SC ruling on EDCA before APEC
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SC defers ruling on EDCA till Dec. 16 – source
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SC to vote on enhanced Philippines-US defense pact today
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Senators want say on Philippines-US defense pact
15 senators vote against PH-US military deal
Enrile to Miriam: ‘We can’t fight China with saliva’
Senate adopts Miriam’s resolution requiring its concurrence in EDCA
No verdict yet on EDCA
SC defers EDCA ruling as protesters wait outside

News Updates between US, Japan and Philipppines (US Alliance) vs China

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Obama puts West PH Sea dispute on agenda as summitry begins
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United States has right to navigate disputed seas – Palace
Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters
PH: US plan to sail through South China Sea consistent with int’l law
China Will Not ‘Recklessly’ Use Force In South China Sea, Wants To Avoid ‘Unexpected Conflicts’
Philippines welcomes joint naval drills with China
U.S. provokes China, PH applauds
West PH Sea cartographic exhibit opens in SF
China Won’t ‘Militarize’ the South China Sea — But It Will Build Military Facilities There
China wants naval drills with Southeast Asian nations in South China Sea
China hosts 10-nation ASEAN amid South China Sea tensions
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
CNO: Freedom of navigation critical in South China Sea
China: Military Facilities on South China Sea Artificial Islands are ‘For Defense Purposes Only’
No joint Philippines-US patrols near China’s artificial islands
India backs Philippines in sea row
Australia to increase cooperation with US navy in South China Sea
Sailing in South China Sea not provocative, US says
Chinese military reaches out amid South China Sea tensions
Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat
Chinese media warn against US South China Sea move
China hits back at US in row over South China Sea
Forbes: US again flexing muscle as a superpower
China Enforcing Quasi-ADIZ in South China Sea: Philippine Justice
Vietnam slams China over construction of lighthouses
What Lies in the South China Sea
US and Australia warn China on sea access
Dangerous Skies: Why China’s ADIZ Moves Matter
Golez: China building defense triangle at sea
Philippines backs US plan to sail Navy ship near Chinese island
US right to sail warships near China’s South China Sea ‘islands’ – DFA
Confirmed: Japan Will Permanently Join US-India Naval Exercises
U.S. Briefing Asian Allies on Plans for Naval Patrols in South China Sea
U.S. Patrols to Test China’s Pledge on South China Sea Islands
AFP to buy 6 air support aircraft
US Boosting ASEAN Capacity Amid South China Sea Tensions
China opens lighthouses on 2 PH reefs in Spratlys
Third Fleet May Help Enforce Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
China starts operating lighthouses on South China Sea reef
China vows to keep building on reefs in South China Sea as lighthouses are completed
China completes construction of lighthouses in South China Sea
China ‘Will Absolutely Not Permit’ Territorial Violations in South China Sea
Chinese Government Warns Against Provocations in South China Sea
US Commander Warns China Against ‘Revising’ International Law in the South China Sea
U.S. Navy to China: We’ll sail our ships near your man-made islands whenever we want
Pentagon execs: US Navy to send ships near man-made islands
Philippines confirming reports US to sail warships in disputed sea
China will not allow violations of its territorial waters
US to sail warships near disputed S. China Sea islands: FT
Beijing on alert for U.S. Navy ‘incursion’ near artificial islands in South China Sea
China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim
Navy will challenge Chinese territorial claims in South China Sea
VIDEO | US Navy mulls sailing near disputed South China Sea islands
U.S. mulls sailing near disputed South China Sea islands: Pentagon official
U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands: reports
Carpio takes mission to clarify PH-China dispute to US
US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations
PH: ‘Disconcerting that nobody is stopping China’
NGO files case vs China reclamation
‘UNCLOS useless if not applicable to South China Sea’
China told to behave in the South China Sea … or else
Kalayaan Island Mayor in US amid worries over China aggression
Senator Marise Payne says Australia opposes intimidation in the South China Sea
2 Australian Navy ships dock in Subic Bay for 5-day visit
Philippines tells China: No country can claim an entire sea
China 9-dash-line claim threatens rule of law, Carpio says in US lecture
US warns against ‘egregious’ restrictions in contested South China Seas
Why We Need South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Patrols
Japan’s Atago-Class Destroyer vs. China’s 052D: Who Wins?
Philippines exhorts China to refrain from coercion, intimidation in WPS row
One Step Closer to US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
West PH Sea troops, Pag-asa residents receive care packages
DFA chief asks UN: Continue backing peaceful solution to sea disputes
China asks U.S. for respect and trust
PH at UN dares China to put words to action
US expects China, Philippines to abide by UN ruling Kerry on sea row: Rights of all claimants must be respected
Mayor in Spratlys: Philippines ‘caught between 2 lovers’
PH urges UN to back peaceful resolution of West PH Sea dispute
In South China, a US tougher stance
US deploys more advanced aircraft carrier to boost ties with Japan
US to act in a ‘matter of hours’ if PH sovereignty is challenged
China building triangle of bases, warns Carpio
China navy calls for United States to reduce risk of misunderstandings
US to respond ‘within hours’ if other nations challenge PHL sovereignty – US general
US Marines general assures response to sovereignty challenge
US renews commitment to PH over maritime dispute
US to respond ‘within hours’ if PH sovereignty is challenged
US general vows to immediately defend Philippine sovereignty
How to deal with Chinese bullying at WPS? Modernize not only navy but also fishing – Shahani
China ‘brazenly lying’ about activities in West PH Sea – Golez
Justice Carpio to speak in Washington on China’s sea claim
Japan’s Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
Interview: A Philippine Perspective from the Middle of the South China Sea
Chinese President Reasserts Astroturf Sovereignty Claims in South China Sea
Abe Outlines Why Japan Should Join the UN Security Council
Japan’s Abe calls for ‘amicable’ and ‘stable’ China relationship
The Great Unraveling of U.S. Policy in the South China Sea
VIDEO | China completes Fiery Cross reef airstrip; building 2nd aircraft carrier
Obama airs concern on sea row at UN
AFP troops start receiving ‘fixed’ new M4 rifles
Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute
Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law
How to resolve China crisis? 2 ex-lawmakers push for back-channeling, suspension of Chinese mining
China denies building military bases in South China Sea as President Xi Jinping commits to freedom of navigation
Science magazine features China’s island-building
China-US War Over Taiwan and Spratlys: Which Side Would Win?
Phl maritime law enforcement best in region – US envoy
Spending ban may delay PH air support in South China Sea dispute – official
‘China just defending vs US in South China Sea’
Xi to Obama: South China Sea isles ours
Former US naval base in PH ready to host local troops
Could a Chinese Submarine Really Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier?
Obama, Xi agree on cyber crimes, climate, but clash on South China Sea
Xi denies China turning artificial islands into military bases
Obama welcomes China’s Xi with tough talk on human rights, cyber-theft
Obama issues new China sanctions threat over cybertheft
Averting a China-Vietnam Military Clash
China Completes Runway on Artificial Island in South China Sea
Beijing’s New World Order
No More Dangerous Intercepts for US, China Miltary Aircraft?
China to host ASEAN defense ministers amid South China Sea tension
Analyst: US patrol in South China Sea may prompt China to arm up
Opinion: The Philippines Military Modernization Severely Snagged
TALAKAYAN | HILING UMANO NA $300M MILITARY AID NG BANSA, TINANGGIHAN DAW NG US
Mayor of threatened Pag-Asa Island to speak in San Francisco
The Truth About US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
China warns Australia not to take sides on sea row
New Australian leader blasts China over island building
American Strategy in the South China Sea: Time to Define ‘Militarization’ and ‘Coercion’
US gears up to challenge Beijing’s ‘Great Wall of Sand’
China warns US: Avoid conflict or face disaster
Two Chinese Fighters Make ‘Unsafe’ Interception With U.S. Spy Plane
2 Chinese jets dangerously intercept US spy plane over Yellow Sea
Philippines leader pokes fun at Beijing’s South China Sea claims, praises Japan
No plans to invite US military back to Subic – Palace
Palace to verify report US nixed $300-M military aid requested by Philippines
Pangasinan fishermen file human rights complaint before UN vs China
China military hints at strong opposition to large-scale troop cuts
With an eye on China, Phl may invite US back to Subic
Philippine Army to hold demonstration of .50 caliber-RCWS
Japan enacts bills easing pacifist constitution’s limits on military
Japan’s Parliament Approves Overseas Combat Role for Military
Analysis: Japan takes step toward having a ‘normal’ military
PH hails Japan security bill
China says Japan security law ‘threat’ to regional peace
Japan approved sending its military abroad for the first time since World War II
Japan enhances military role
Philippines welcomes Japan’s new law allowing troops to fight overseas
PEMBERTON, KUMPYANSANG MAAABSUWELTO SA KANYANG MURDER CASE
Senator McCain calls for US to challenge China claims with patrols near islands
Pangasinan fisherfolks to protest Chinese coast guard harassment
US told to ignore China claims in S. China Sea
US, PH hold amphibious landing exercises in Luzon
Obama under fire in United States Senate over sea row
China ‘extremely concerned’ by proposed U.S. challenge to claims
PH, US to hold amphibious drills near South China Sea
Japan bills to expand military role near enactment despite protests
China ‘extremely concerned’ by proposed US challenge to claims in South China Sea
China Fuels Syrian War Through Iran Proxy
PAF to get 2 new lift planes
McCain pushes defense officials toward game of chicken in South China Sea
China ‘out of step’ in disputed sea – US defense chief
Japan takes key step to passage of security bills despite protests
South China Sea Images reveal impact on coral of Beijing’s military bases
AFP receives equipment against chemical warfare from US
China renews islands claim as US think-tank warns on airstrip
China’s island airstrips to heighten South China Sea underwater rivalry
Obama Warns of Cyberwar During Comments on Chinese Hackers
Air Force, Navy strengthen security preparations for APEC
Ashton Carter: Beijing should end activities in South China Sea
New PAF plane lands at Clark Air Base
How Likely Is a Physical Conflict in the South China Sea?
China seen building 3rd airstrip in South China Sea
LOOK: China building 3rd airstrip in Spratlys?
Japan protests Chinese gas operation in East China Sea
Beware of China’s “Little Blue Men” in the South China Sea
Asia’s Richest Man Completes Move Out of China, Provoking Rebuke
Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane
Wary of China assertiveness, Japan and Vietnam boost security ties
Japan to step up help for Vietnamese maritime security
The South China Sea Is Ours Because It’s Got ‘China’ in the Name, Chinese Admiral Says
AFP exec: China reclamation halt not true
Samsung move may remove 1,000 jobs in China
Japan set for historic defense shift, but still not ‘normal nation’
China building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets – expert
PH, South Korea sign deal on protection of classified military information
South Korea hopes for sea code of conduct
Korean defense chief backs peaceful resolution of sea dispute
South Korean defense minister bats for binding code of conduct amid sea row
China wants PH friendship to flourish despite sea row
Noy approves AFP modernization shopping list
Sea row clouds China leader’s US visit
Philippines, Pacific militaries train in post-disaster communication
Watch Out China: Vietnam’s Coast Guard Will Fight Back
CHINA’S MARITIME RIGHTS PROTECTION LEADING SMALL GROUP—SHROUDED IN SECRECY
New China runway threatens Pag-asa Island
China building combat-capable air facility on reef
South China Sea: Satellite Imagery Makes Clear China’s Runway Work at Subi Reef
New China facility seen to put Pag-asa Island in peril
Why Is China Really Cutting 300,000 Troops?
The True Scope Of China’s Land Reclamation Activities In The South China Sea
China must respect others
Taiwan holds wargames against China attack
China’s Premier Says China Keeps Growing Fast—His Own Index Begs to Differ
Get Ready: China-Japan Tensions Set to Flare over East China Sea
Philippines Woos Arms Manufacturers
China just gave the game away
Get Ready, China: America Is Upgrading Its Missile Defenses
Gov’t allocating P35B to buy 12 fighter planes, 2 frigates
China Trade Collapse Confirms Country’s Economic Unwind
3 Japanese minesweepers in Manila on 3-day goodwill visit
DND: P83-B contracts up for bidding
Could China’s Economic Troubles Spark a War?
Sea row with China to take backseat in Apec meetings, says Aquino
US Navy official: Budget cuts won’t affect US disaster-response aid
16 photos of China’s cutting-edge military assets
US warships might make a pass by China’s man-made islets
China’s Worst Nightmare: The US Oil Weapon – OpEd
Navy, Air Force kick off ‘Dagit 2015’ military exercise in support of territorial defense
China State Media Confirms Troop Cut Linked to Military Reform
Back nice words with action, PH tells China
Phl, Indonesian troops hold commando training
Why China’s Massive Military Buildup Is Doomed
World Powers Are Preparing for Space Warfare
US destroyer arrives in Manila
PH Army, Australian counterpart to hold joint training exercises to boost defense ties
Drop ‘deceitful rhetoric’ on disputed sea, Manila tells Beijing
DND calls on China to prove commitment to peace
US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander
America Must Take a Stand in the South China Sea
Apec Senior Officials’ Meeting kicks off in Cebu
Palace welcomes high public awareness on sea row with China
Is Army running out of ammo? – Miriam
Blow to China :: Australia approves naval drills with US, India and Japan
Philippine, Indonesian troops hold commando training
Europe’s Arms Sales ‘Pivot’ To Asia: Subs, Fighters and More
Is Living in Beijing Really Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes a Day?
Australia warns against ‘militarization’ of South China Sea
China building two aircraft carriers: Taiwan defense ministry report
Survey: Philippines most concerned country in territorial dispute vs China
Filipinos bare most favored Asia-Pacific neighbor
Political Fight in China to Continue as Party Elder Shows Up at Military Parade
PH to China: Walk the talk, bridge gap
China, Vietnam agree to ‘properly handle’ disputes
US urged to take firmer stand on China
IMF: Impact of China slowdown larger than expected
New USAID mission chief vows to keep development thrust in PH
How Hard Will the Great Fall of China Hit ASEAN?
Japan ‘disappointed’ by Chinese leader’s WWII speech
Military Exercises on Tiananmen Meant to Show Party Leader’s Control
China touts peacekeeper role in grand military parade on WWII
Philippines, Vietnam close to signing cooperation pact on South China Sea
Philippines, Brunei to enhance defense ties
Philippines, Brunei to hold joint military exercises
China puts on huge show of force at parade, to cut troop levels
LIVE: China’s V-Day parade of troops, military assets
PH won’t snub China parade
Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in disputed sea
This Indirect Indicator Tells You How Dire China’s Economic Situation Really Is
Carter To China: US ‘Will Fly, Sail, Operate Wherever Law Allows’
China’s ‘Dr. Evil Plan’ in the South China Sea
AFP to cooperate in probe of non-delivery of military supplies
China territorial aggression hit
‘Become everyday heroes, not bystanders’
Miriam to pry into undelivered army supplies, equipment
Territorial dispute with China unites different faiths in Makati prayer march
Air Force to spend P4.28M for C-295 spare parts
US considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft – Washington-Post
Laude lawyer: Settlement impossible as parties rest case
Army to recruit 2,300 soldiers this year
A nation-wide mass action that could encourage enemies of the State to stage attacks
Laude camp wants P38 M, 6 US visas – defense lawyer
China ready to launch military power from artificial islands in South China Sea
South China Sea tensions threaten Australia’s interests; Australia seeks tighter alliance with the U.S.
US Unveils New South China Sea Strategy
AFP confirms seeking US help
The F-35 vs. the A-10 Warthog, head-to-head in close-air support. It’s on.
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
PNoy, Thai PM discuss China dispute, boost defense cooperation
China conducts drills in East China Sea
Positive relations with China a must – US admiral
AFP accepts over 40K M4 Remington rifles after US firm corrects over 20,000 units
Metal pipe, floaters with Chinese markings reach PH coastal village
Time for a U.S. Military Strategy to Stop China in the South China Sea
PH stock exchange plunges as China routs global markets
FVR calls for help in securing West PH Sea
Pemberton admits choking transgender
Pemberton admits choking Jennifer after oral sex, ‘fight’
Pemberton admits choking Jennifer Laude to death
Air Force says attack helicopters to be delivered by year’s end
PHL, Malaysia to hold naval drills
U.S. adds muscle, seeks friends in South China Sea standoff
U.S. to boost military presence in Asia-Pacific region — Pentagon
Philippines aware of serious situation in disputed seas – Palace
Pentagon Denounces ‘Excessive Maritime Claims’ in the South China Sea
LCS to Boost U.S. Presence in Disputed South China Sea
South China Sea situation very serious – US
Infographic: Delayed military upgrade projects
China’s land reclamation in West PH Sea grows: Pentagon
Pentagon Says China Has Stepped Up Land Reclamation in South China Sea
These World War II Jeep Buses Prove Americana Lives On In The Philippines
Palawan, Subic bases eyed for new fighter jets
Carpio: PHL needs better arms to defend West PHL Sea
US says 2 more C-130s to be delivered in 2016
WATCH: Philippine Air Force’s ‘brand new birds’
US maintains call for peaceful resolution of sea dispute
Philippines can’t afford full military modernization: defense officials
Minimum credible defense: Still a long way to go
Air Force to receive 10 helicopters
South China Sea Watch: China rejects island building freeze
Join arbitration process, PHL tells China after recruitment video
Manila pushes arbitration, as China military recruitment video fans ‘war drums’ fear
Chinese naval ships heading to Sea of Japan for joint drills with Russia
Palace on war video: Philippines focused on peace
Palace downplays Chinese navy’s recruitment video
Another dredge floater assembly found in Zambales
Japan wants more war games
DND questions Chinese plan to construct facilities in disputed territory
PT PAL outlines weapons fit for Philippine Navy SSVs
AFP to reopen Subic as Navy, PAF base DND: Irreversible crisis has reached tipping point
China: We won’t yield territory to foreigners; Recruitment video says China prepared for war
DND questions Chinese plan to construct facilities in disputed territory
DND: China militarization a ‘tipping point’ of an ‘irreversible crisis’
Navy buying 3 more landing craft vessels
Philippines to China: Ensure freedom of navigation, halt construction
PHL not focused on potential arms race with China over sea row
SC Assoc. Justice Carpio briefs Senators on South China Sea
Analyst: China uncomfortable with int’l criticism over sea activities
US Navy ship mercifully anchors smiles on kids
Asean unity key to sea issue–Carpio
DFA: ASEAN supports Philippines in maritime dispute
Envoy says China moving to next phase of construction in disputed seas
Britain calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea
UK calls for rules not power in sea row
Carpio warns of arms race in disputed sea
Chinese diplomat outlines limits to freedom of navigation
LOOK: Did China threaten, ridicule Philippines in newspaper feature?
JIM RICKARDS: The worst is not over in China
PCG: Floaters found off Zambales are definitely from China
This Is Why a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea Can’t Wait
The Top Secret Pentagon Project That Had Its Own Super Bowl Commercial
Indonesia Air Force chief in PH to boost ties
Tsina, may patagong banta sa Pilipinas
Philippines satisfied on mention of China reclamation in ASEAN communiqué
VIDEO, WALKTHROUGH | Philippine Navy gets two heavy landing craft from Australia
New Navy chief vows to defend West Philippine Sea
China hits back at US criticism over South China Sea ‘restrictions’
Navy christens 2 new choppers, 2 transport ships
New Navy chief says Phl better off today despite China’s posturing
Pangasinan fishermen also suing China
Iriberri on Golez’s charge of ‘˜incompetence’™: I respect his view but I know my job
China’s Maritime Militia Upends Rules on Naval Warfare
China losing luster for foreign investors
Natural gas beneath West Philippine Sea enough to energize entire PH for 20 years – lawmaker
‘PH on threshold of history’
Pick culture, US troops told
US Navy ship docks in La Union for disaster preparedness training
PHL disputes claim China not restricting freedom of navigation
This Is How America Plans to Sink China’s Warships
Critics of Philippines -Israel missile deal misinformed – AFP exec
‘Phl lost Panatag Shoal to Chinese not once but twice’
US ship patrols South China, West Phl seas
China should stop playing underdog in sea dispute, says ex-solon
DFA: PHL, Japan see South China Sea issue ‘the same way’
Navy says it can now detect intruders in Batanes waters
US hospital ship’s crew won’t be restricted to Subic port
China accuses PH, Japan of ganging up on it over South China Sea
Exposed: China Did NOT Halt Island Building Project in the South China Sea
China suspected of getting ready to build new runway in disputed sea
ASEAN, China agree to speed up talks on South China Sea
Kerry says US will not accept restrictions in South China Sea
Manila tells Beijing: Pullout from West Philippine Sea
US will not tolerate navigation restrictions in South China Sea: Kerry
China reclamations ‘increase tensions’ – ASEAN ministers
PH to China: no reclamation but how about construction?
PHL hits China reclamation in expanded regional meet in KL
Japan may give planes to PHL for South China Sea patrols – sources
Chinese construction on islands to continue
America Sends Advanced Submarine to Strategic Philippine Base
DND: China reclaiming land at the rate of 9 ha a day
PH sees China as ‘external threat’
John Kerry Tells Beijing to Stop ‘Problematic Actions’ in South China Sea
Int’l pressure on China rises
Chinese construction on islands to continue ASEAN, US, Japan step up pressure on China
China says it has stopped reclamation in South China Sea
All you need to know about the South China Sea dispute
South China Sea land reclamation ‘finished’ but construction to go on
2 ships donated by Australia arrive in PH
PH foreign affairs chief urges ASEAN: Prioritize Code of Conduct in South China Sea
US State Secretary Kerry to discuss South China Sea tensions with China’s Wang
China’s 2nd suspected airstrip ‘too close’ to PH
Asean finally makes united stand on China bold reclamations
Southeast Asian nations back halt to land reclamation in South China Sea
Philippines, US demand halt to China reclamation
AFP spokesman says China’s second Spratlys airstrip ‘alarming’
Malaysia seeks amicable solution for China sea dispute
South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks
One of world’s most advanced submarines arrives in Subic
Beijing must honor code of conduct in S. China Sea to prevent conflicts
The next step for the US-Japan alliance
DND junks P6.5-million missile project for territorial defense with Israel
ANALYSIS | As US influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves
China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip —think-tank
China island-building tops Asean meet agenda
Philippines to buy submarines and advanced missile systems for the first time
AFP welcomes plan to set up ASEAN-China hotline
‘New tests show no evidence linking Pemberton to crime scene’
Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars
China’s island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks
China seeks air control over western PacificChina: ASEAN meeting should skip talks on South China Sea dispute
No indication of Chinese reclamation in Panatag
China’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Stock Market Could Trigger a Depression
AFP calls for ‘united voice’ vs. China
Asean, China discuss emergency ‘hotline’
For the ASEAN-China South China Sea Code of Conduct, Ninth Time Isn’t the Charm
MOVING FORWARD | ASEAN, China to negotiate Code of Conduct on South China Sea – Malaysia
US says Philippines-China negotiations won’t work
PH can’t get military aid from allies
AFP chief rallies troops in West Philippine Sea
7 Military Weapons China Copied From the United States
AFP welcomes expanded joint military exercises
Philippines to build strategic sea vessels
PATROLLING INTERNATIONAL SKIES: UNDERSTANDING JOINT AIR PATROLS
On Army Day, China warns of growing border security
AFP: PHL can defend self despite limited capabilities
Better Get Used to it, China: Taiwan and Japan Will Get Closer
US Admiral Stops Short of Calling China an ‘Adversary’
As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves
Obama team, Navy at odds over South China Sea
ASEAN wants talks on SCS code of conduct
China, ASEAN ministers to set up hotline for South China Sea issues
India watching closely as China ups ante in South China Sea
Phl lagging in assets for territorial defense – Japan
Head of Japan’s Navy Warns of Beijing’s Militarization of South China Sea
Coming Soon to the South China Sea: Chinese Fighters and Lethal Missiles?
SC justice: Next president can’t concede PH seas
China’s next reclamation target is Scarborough Shoal – Justice Carpio
China fumes at US militarization
AFP is still verifying floaters found off Zambales’ waters — Palace
China’s reported dredging activities can bolster PHL’s arbitration case – Palace
DND clears executives in helicopter deal
China says U.S. ‘militarizing’ South China Sea
Japan admiral warns of China’s moves in disputed sea
A First: China Turns Back Commercial Flight For Violating East China Sea ADIZ Rules
Experts Worry China May Soon Establish South China Sea ADIZ
China’s artificial islands now a third of Manila City
US urges stronger European voice on South China Sea dispute
PH files new pleading in UN tribunal
Get Ready: China Could Build New Artificial Islands Near India
China conducts South China Sea live drill ‘to improve at-sea combat ability’
Asia’s New Geopolitics Takes Shape Around India, Japan, and Australia
China fills South China Sea with over 100 ships for live-fire military drills
Chinese Embassy in Washington calls out NYT over ‘unfair’ editorial on South China Sea row
This Is What Could Start a War between India and China
Carpio: PH may need more warships, fighter jets
Is Indian Ocean next for China reclamation?
AFP asks Congress to ease procurement guidelines for defense equipments
‘China dredging 10 reefs’
Justice Carpio: China destroyed 17 reefs in Spratlys
Beware China’s ‘Basing’ Strategy: Former US Navy Chief
AFP: Philippines-Japan naval drills are legal
Resupply to Ayungin getting harder, says Navy
AFP downplays China’s air, sea drills in disputed South China Sea
Philippines Will Buy Additional Navy Ships
China conducts ‘live firing drill’ in disputed South China Sea
The growing militarisation of the South China Sea
Submarine Killers: India’s $61 Billion Warning to China
US admiral: China reclamation caused history’s most rapid coral reef loss
What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea?
Is the Philippines’ Military Modernization Dead in the Water?
China conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea
Navy flagship to be equipped with missile system
IN PHOTOS: Artificial China island can fit 3-km runway
SC orders gov’t to defend Japan drills
China’s nine-dashed line has ‘no basis under international law’
China Versus the Lawyers
SF, NY, Paris, London, more — Filipinos jeer China’s claims
Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea
Philippine Build-Up At Subic Relies On U.S. Air, Navy To Stop Chinese
China’s maritime actions a ’cause for global concern’
US ‘very interested’ to tap more countries in war games with PH
China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands
Philippines will suffer due to case vs China, says expert
West Philippine Sea and SONA: Don’t forget the real fight
China challenges int’l law with illegal artificial island construction in East Vietnam Sea
Talisman Sabre: Trying to deter China
US Patrol Over South China Sea To Continue, Says Top Commander
China’s new islands clearly military
Viet, international legal experts to discuss China’s Spratly reclamation
China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military, U.S. Pacific Chief Says
PACOM chief: Environmental peril of China’s island-building overlooked
Clash of Clans: A territorial battle US v CHINA
Chinese navy plays down South China Sea exercises – Xinhua
President Harry S. Truman’s Proclamation 2667 declared the Spratlys integral part of the Philippine Territory on 28 Sept. 1945
DND still investigating purported Chinese booms found off Zambales
Fishermen remove Chinese-marked buoys off Zambales
Floating booms with foreign character markings seen off Zambales
Beijing Practices Invasion of South China Sea Islands
America’s battle plan against China is suicidal. Here’s a better one.
China sparks dangerous game of chess China rival neighbours
China says it has every right to drill in East China Sea
China under fire in US Congress
‘Achieving credible defense still on track’
Japan and China square off over disputed East China Sea territory
Japan to export Aegis destroyer computer system components
China: U.S. trying to influence Philippines’ sea case
China says US trying to influence Philippines’ South China Sea arbitration case
Groups call for boycott of China-made products
China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on expressions of WW2 remorse
Fil-Ams protest ‘reopening’ of US bases in PH
Small reefs, big problems
‘Global day of protest’ against China’s sea claims set Friday
Philippines won’t withdraw arbitration case vs China
Confirmed: Beijing is Building World’s Largest Sea Plane for Use in South China Sea
Japan Is Putting Its Foot Down Against China’s Controversial Land Claims
Japan Defense Ministry Unveiled Details of “27DD” Class Railgun & Laser armed AEGIS Destroyer
Japan reveals evidence of Chinese activities in East China Sea
Cambodia’s Military Ties With China Strengthening
Manila to pursue arbitration case vs Beijing; maintains rules-based approach to sea row
Navy commissions 2 landing craft heavy ships from Australia
China still hopeful on bilateral talks to settle sea row
China says Japan’s East China Sea pictures provoke confrontation
Experts Call for Expansion of US-Philippines Defense Treaty
China urges PH to withdraw UN case, return to bilateral talks on disputed sea
China calls Japan foreign policy ‘two-faced’
SONA 2015: PH-China relations
China has drilling rigs close to disputed waters: Japan
Chinese navy starts war games in disputed sea
US Not ‘Neutral’ in South China Sea Disputes: Top US Diplomat
Beijing’s push on South China Sea rattles Pacific nations
India, Japan, US plan naval exercises in tightening of ties in Indian Ocean
Japan posts photos of Chinese gas work in East China Sea
‘Achieving credible defense still on track’
China Should Not Declare New South China Sea ADIZ: Top Chinese Expert
China in the South China Sea: Has Beijing overstepped the mark?
AFP defends US surveillance over West Philippine Sea
Philippines seeks to upgrade its arms manufacturing capability
China urges PHL to return to bilateral talks on territorial dispute
China has drilling rigs close to disputed waters: Japan
AFP confident in attaining minimum credible defense posture
Presence of US troops in Subic seen as deterrent against China
Has the Philippines Forgotten its South China Sea Strategy?
China says Japan defense review misleading, damages relations
Japan defense paper slams China’s ‘coercive’ maritime demands
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Ricardo B Serrano’s videos on EDCA and sea dispute between Philippines and China:

See my commentaries, news and updates at:

Philippines in ITLOS vs China
China vs US Alliance in West PH Sea
China’s West PH Sea Karmic Repercussions
Blockades by China to follow in West PH Sea
United, we will win vs China
China’s ADIZ in West PH Sea
SC: EDCA is constitutional
VFA/EDCA needed to defend West PH Sea
China vs Philippines Ayungin Standoff
CCP, an outlaw vs US Alliance
US-Asia Pacific Alliance vs China
US, Philippines and Japan vs China
Our Geography is our Destiny

My predictions twelve months ago:
I personally believe that the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of EDCA to support President Aquino’s primary constitutional duty to serve and protect the people, promote national security, upgrade the AFP’s military facilities and preposition defense assets, and improve the military’s capabilities for humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR).

By next year or so, I believe that China will establish an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the West Philippine Sea where they are building a naval base with airstrip now at Kagitingan Reef in the Spratly islands, and where the war will be between China and the US Alliance (Vietnam, Australia, US, Japan and other claimants).

I believe that regardless of a favorable outcome of the Philippine’s memorial submission to ITLOS, China will still use threats of force, intimidation, coercion and gunboat diplomacy because China will disregard the arbitration outcome and a tribunal can’t stop China from bullying its neighbors posing a complicated challenge to the region’s peace and security unless a necessary boost in military hardware upgrade capability in the Philippines is attained together with a US asia-pacific alliance, sanctions and a strong international support to militarily confront or deter China’s armed invasion collectively thereby upholding the rule of international law, unimpeded trade and freedom of navigation. What other viable peaceful options do we have to resolve China’s fanatical expansion agenda with invasive armed aggression?

With China’s disregard to UN arbitration and international law’s UNCLOS by its illegal declaration of sovereignty to all of South China Sea with its unilateral attempts to assert its bogus 9-dash line claims through its show of intimidation or force in the Philippines and Vietnam, will the group of G-7 still remain silent to China’s military intentions or act on its mandate to oppose China’s actions now?

Since the problem is a state of unpreparedness – the lack of military capability of the AFP now, I believe that a viable alternative or contingency measure to the current sea dispute situation between China and the Philippines would be for the G-7 allies to provide the AFP with the necessary training and credible number of military hardware such as warships, missiles, fighter planes, and drones, on loans, to counter Chinese invasion of Philippine reefs and shoals.

Well trained and credible armed Filipino soldiers have done their own fighting before against internal terrorists, in the Korean war and in WW2 and as first defenders before other nations will intervene, AFP will fight these Chinese invaders and outlaws again with a credible military hardware upgrade to protect its sovereignty and prevent further loss of more rich natural resource Philippine territories to China.”

China keeps on saying that ASEAN claimants must adhere to the Code of Conduct (COC) but at the same time China simply violates that rule and says that it has the right to do whatever it wants in the Spratley’s.

China keeps on building structures and even doing reclamation works despite repeatedly stressing that all claimants must adhere to the COC, which includes stopping any development of any uninhabited area.

In this sense, China is fooling everybody including the US and the global community just like how it stole Mischief Reef.

The Philippines must be reminded of China’s “talk and take strategy”.

It fooled President Noynoy when Noynoy agreed to the withdrawal of ships from Scarborough. Eventually, the Philippine ships were called back to port but the Chinese simply laughed at President Noynoy for believing the Chinese.

Now, that the US has maintained the position of not intervening (unless a war breaks out) then China will probably pursue its objective.

Our only chance is the economic sanctions and making the US and its allies support that sanction. PNoy must work with the US in building a new trade pact that will replace whatever will be lost when we slap China with economic sanctions. Treat ASEAN as one solid economic bloc that will replace the lost Chinese market.

Definitely, we will enforce an enhanced sanction when the UN tribunal announces the decision. Let the US and the rest of the G7 plus EU support that effort.

Traits of the Communist Party – evil, deceit, incitement, unleashing the scum of society, espionage, robbery, fighting, elimination, and control.

One of the greatest threat to freedom and peace facing Asia now is the international outlaw Chinese Communist Party (CCP).


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From my experience as a Classical Chinese medical practitioner for over 30 years, most of my rehabilitation clients who have drug and alcohol addictions also have PTSD, sexual addictions and sexual behavior problems.

Acupuncture, herbs, acupressure with meditation and Qigong instructions have greatly assisted my rehabilitation clients and have been transformed into Self-realized individuals after their rehabilitation through Classical Chinese Medicine. They have tried conventional western therapies without success.

I believe that rehabilitating rather than condemning foreign servicemen who committed sexual crimes in the Philippines is the path to take. Future sexual crimes can be avoided by foreign servicemen through the availability of drug-free natural therapies such as Classical Chinese Medicine with Qigong instructions.

I also believe that EDCA with its implementing Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) should be reviewed rather than scrapped because the Philippines needs it to defend West Philippine Sea from China’s creeping incursions in the Philippine territories with joint military capability of US servicemen and military hardware.

Fanaticism and extreme measures by politicians and militants to scrap EDCA with VFA should be discouraged and replaced with common sense and respect for Filipino’s foremost constitutional right in protecting our territorial sovereignty from China’s creeping invasion rather than being fixated in the sexual crime of one US servicemen to a Filipino citizen which should be legally handled solely.

Recycling of sexual energy heals sexual behavior problems

I believe that the root behavioral problem of not only US Marines or any US servicemen but also other male soldiers from other countries doing crimes against women, transgender, bisexual or children is their own unguarded thoughts – that their worst enemy is not their opponent but their own unguarded thoughts.

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