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  1. Island mentality ignores history

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the tendency to rewrite national history to justify expansionist foreign policies. The recent stand-off between Chinese and Philippine ships is a case in point. The confrontation resulted from Philippine attempts to arrest Chinese vessels fishing in the area of what is known in English as the Scarborough Shoal, to China as Huangyan Island, and to the Philippines as Panatag Shoal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998912/island-mentality-ignores-history
  2. Black cloud over Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent of all foreign travellers to the Philippines. At the same time, relations between Manila and Beijing have reached a low point because of a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, ... the country is dangerous. So to me the black travel alert is very logical,' he said. 20% The rise in the number of foreigners visiting the Philippines last year, despite the hijack and warnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976902/black-cloud-over-manila
  3. Slice of life

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1963 The day-old Federation of Malaysia severed diplomatic relations with Indonesia and the Philippines ... of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak- and a statement from the Philippines that it was withholding recognition. Malaysia's decision to sever diplomatic relations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516923/slice-life
  4. Talks are Manila's shoal option

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could reflect Philippine President Benigno Aquino's American rather than Chinese leanings, or Washington's announcement last year that Asia would be the focus of its foreign policy. Whatever the reason, relations between China and the Philippines have sunk to new lows. Links between the US and the Philippines, its former colony, are close. But the military pact between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000256/talks-are-manilas-shoal-option
  5. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Gone are the banquets extolling the 'golden age' of Sino-Philippine relations that had marked the past decade. Instead, relations today have sunk ... to leave the atoll 220 kilometres west of Luzon, even if the face-off was described by former Philippine foreign minister Domingo Siazon as 'between an elephant and an ant'. Observers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999451/manila-stuns-world-standing-beijing
  6. Manila moves to defuse stand-off at disputed reef

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles, Greg Torodeand Teddy Ng The Philippines moved yesterday to contain tensions over a stand-off with China at the disputed Scarborough Reef in the South China Sea, replacing ... fishermen on eight boats the Philippines wants to arrest after accusing them of illegal fishing last Sunday. Philippines naval officials said they intended to cool tensions at sea as both sides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998138/manila-moves-defuse-stand-disputed-reef
  7. Aquino has damaged another partnership

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for doing what is right. Unsurprisingly, Taiwan's government is outraged. Lawmakers want the island's representative to the Philippines recalled, while its foreign ministry is reviewing ... approach to foreign relations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737788/aquino-has-damaged-another-partnership
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Philippine government cannot be allowed to forget hostage tragedy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... removed from their posts and quietly reinstated or suffered no retribution. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has expressed remorse but refused to apologise. Three victims and a relative trying ... by relatives and those injured. In the time that has passed, though, there should have at least been a sense of closure. A Hong Kong inquest last year that determined the victims had been unlawfully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1021224/philippine-government-cannot-be-allowed-forget-hostage
  9. Singapore, Philippines close in on World Cup

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Singapore and the Philippines took a step closer to November's Omega Mission Hills World Cup, after yesterday's fourball in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. But the fight for the third and final slot in the Asian qualifier was poised to be a slugfest, with Hong Kong one of three teams in the hunt. Mardan Mamat and Lam Chih Bing showed their class with a nine-under-par 62 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690913/singapore-philippines-close-world-cup
  10. Row over boats in disputed territory

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to resolve a long-running stand-off. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday that nearly 100 Chinese ships had been sent to Scarborough Shoal, known as Huangyan Island in China ... and the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone and for China to refrain from taking further actions that exacerbate the situation in the West Philippine Sea,' Philippine foreign affairs department spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001833/row-over-boats-disputed-territory

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