Benigno Aquino III

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China rejects Philippines protest on ships, complains of detentions

China rejected Philippine complaints on Wednesday about Chinese survey vessels operating in a gas-rich area of Manila‘s exclusive economic zone, and has lodged a separate complaint about the detention of Chinese workers, as tensions persist. Philippine President Benigno Aquino said over the weekend that two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in part of the … Continue reading

Japan and Philippines move to stengthen military ties in maritime disputes with China

The Philippines and Japan are moving ahead with strengthening their security and economic cooperation, with Japan giving defence equipment to the Philippines and invoking the right of collective self-defence in the maritime dispute with China. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced the media following their summit meeting and expanded … Continue reading

The truth must be told: China is the Nazi Germany of the contemporary world order

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. I refer to Keith Bradsher of the New York Times, “Philippine Leader Sounds Alarm on China”, February 4 concerning its unabated and continuing aggression on the Asia Pacific region. To quote from the said article: “President … Continue reading

China President Xi Jinping urges military to expand, strengthen

As China becomes a superpower, so with it comes the need for a stronger military. President Xi Jinping told the Navy this weekend that he wants his military to train harder, strengthen their defense capabilities and protect the country’s “sovereignty, security and development.” Last week, President Xi was at the Shenyang military theater of operations where he … Continue reading

China bans Philippines president unless Manila withdraws from territorial dispute

China has demanded the Philippines drop its arbitration case with the United Nations on territorial disputes as a condition for allowing President Benigno Aquino to visit a Chinese trade fair, diplomatic sources say. The demand prompted Aquino to cancel the trip to Nanning for the opening of the annual China-ASEAN Exposition on Tuesday. “There were … Continue reading

Philippines: Chinese boats leave disputed lagoon

China has withdrawn its boats from the lagoon of a tiny South China Sea shoal following an agreement with the Philippines that at least temporarily eases the countries’ territorial dispute, officials in Manila said Monday. The Philippine government pulled out its two vessels from Scarborough Shoal on June 15, and President Benigno Aquino III last … Continue reading

Fatality after Philippine boat rammed by Chinese vessel near shoal

The Philippines said yesterday a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing. The fishing boat set out from the northern coastal town of Bolinao, in Pangasinan province, last Monday and was reported to have sunk two days later, Office of … Continue reading

Aquino calls back boats from the Huangyan Island

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs announced on June 16 that President Aquino had ordered all Philippine ships to withdraw from the Huangyan Island sea area. Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Ferreros del Rosario said on that day that due to the increasingly worse weather, President Aquino issued an order on June 15 to … Continue reading

Wealthy Philippine Chinese community makes Aquino speak about peace

Radio Television Hong Kong reports, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says that both the Philippines and China are striving to resolve the South China Sea disputes peacefully through diplomacy. Aquino was speaking when he attended Sino-Philippine friendship activities, sponsored by Philippine Chinese organisations. He said in a speech at the activities that the relations between … Continue reading


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