South China Sea to test Biden’s diplomatic skills

The belligerence of China in dealing with other countries appears to be an un-ending unilateral worldwide affair. Its foreign office may invoke “angles” to end the “unnecessary confrontation” with USA, but the harsh reality is that irrespective of which party rules America, the Chinese will not dilute their aggressive approach; whether it South China Sea or confrontation with India in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh. Maybe, being spokesperson of a Communist country Hua Chunying, she could not pray God for peace during regular press-briefing in Beijing. She invokes angels to…

Bayan Muna calls AEDC with US worse than 1991 treaty, eyes case in int’l body

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares . INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Bayan Muna plans to take its fight against the return of American bases to the Philippines to the international court amid reports that a new agreement will be signed on Monday (Apr. 28) before US President Barack Obama’s arrival. “We will get the support of international lawyers to file a case against the US and President Aquino for crimes against humanity committed as a result of this new basing agreement,” said Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares in a…

China ‘threatens war’ with Philippines as US pledges support to Manila

China’s President Xi Jinping ‘threatened war’ with the Philippines this week. Photo / AP China is “threatening war” after it authorised its warships to open fire on fishers plying traditional waters, warns the Philippines. Now Washington says it has Manila’s back. Beijing has passed legislation calling upon its military-controlled coast guard to open fire upon “foreign” vessels and destroy “illegal” structures within the East and South China seas. Problem is, those territories don’t belong to it. Which means the law represents a significant escalation in international tensions. And that has…