People protest outside the Chinese consulate in Manila last month after a Chinese vessel rammed a Philippine fishing boat. Photo: AFP
Collin Koh
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Collin Koh

Could Manila’s flip-flopping over Reed Bank make Beijing more aggressive?

  • How nations react to ‘grey zone’ encounters with foreign aggressors can have a significant impact on their future interactions, says Collin Koh

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People protest outside the Chinese consulate in Manila last month after a Chinese vessel rammed a Philippine fishing boat. Photo: AFP
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Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

Duterte-Xi deal on China fishing in Philippine waters ‘not enforceable’: foreign secretary Locsin

  • The Philippine president claimed last month he could not go back on a verbal deal he made with the Chinese leader in 2016
  • But his comments appear to have been contradicted by his own foreign secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jnr
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Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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