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    China able to project ‘substantial offensive power’ from Spratlys in months – U.S.

    James Clapper, the director of US national intelligence said that China will be able to project “substantial offensive military power” from the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea’s disputed Spratly Islands within months. This was contained in a letter to John McCain, chair of...
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    China warns PH, Japan on plane deal

    The agreement of the Philippines to lease 5 aircraft from Japan sent chills to China. Those aircraft are for patrolling the disputed Spratlys islands in the South China Sea. Philippine President Noynoy Aquino said that the 5 TC-90 aircraft would be used for surveillance flights by the Philippine...
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    Filipino troops ready in case of war with China

    Filipino troops had already planned for a worst-case-scenario in the South China Sea, particularly in the Spratlys. They are monitoring China's activities in the area particularly the reported deployment of surface-to-air missiles in the Paracel islands. That move of China is aggravating the...
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    US warns China on militarization in South China Sea

    The US slammed China for its increased militarization in the South China Sea. US Secretary of State John Kerry said this after the report of Taiwan on the presence of ground-to-air missiles of China on one disputed island in the Paracel. Kerry added that there is evidence of an ongoing...
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    Chinese air-to-ground missiles in the Spratly

    China has reportedly positioned air-to-ground missiles on one of the Paracel islands that is part of the disputed island group in the South China Sea. Charles Jose of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said that the reports are still to be confirmed. It was Fox News that reported on...
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    In the ongoing conference with Asean countries, US President Obama initiated the call for a peaceful resolution on the maritime dispute that is pervading the issue of Spratly claims. Obama stressed that disputes should be resolved by peaceful means. The statement is directed to China’s sweeping...
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    Arms race in South China Sea

    Admiral Scott Swift, the US Pacific Fleet Commander, is hinting on a possible arms race in the South China Sea as an effect of the militarization of the Spratlys and other areas. Settling the issue with the use of military force is not far fetched since the international law is seemingly ignored...
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    Tokyo wary of Chinese naval ship

    After being wary of the US warship passing by the Spratlys, the Chinese navy is doing its share by making Japan wary of their naval vessel in the East China sea, particularly near the islets that are being disputed by Japan and China. When queried, the vessel bearing the mark of People's...
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    China | News & Update

    China and the Philippine leaders are meeting face to face with some 20 other world leaders next week for the APEC summit. The annual Asia Pacific Economic Conference is a good venue to thresh out the territorial dispute in the Spratlys. I wonder why China is skirting the issue and the...