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China’s Hong Kong affairs department condemned what it called “near-terrorist acts” at Hong Kong airport and reiterated support for local authorities to heavily punish those involved in the Chinese-controlled town in the midst of an escalating crisis. In a declaration published on Wednesday, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office also highly condemned assaults by what it said were violent demonstrators against a reporter from China’s Global Times newspaper and


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Armed Forces (AFP) said that there was “duplicity” when Chinese submarines lately passed through Philippine waters without notice to the government and switched off with their automatic identification systems (AIS).   We did not observe anything because our radars were unable to detect them because, as we said, duplicity was accomplished because they switched off their vessel identification systems.Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo, spokesman for the


Asian stocks pushed higher on Wednesday amid advances in the Sino-US trade saga, while the dollar reached double-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish result from the forthcoming policy conference of the European Central Bank. A Bloomberg study assisted the sentiment that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would travel to Shanghai next week for conferences with the Chinese office. Economic consultant to the White House Larry

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China does not have the West Philippine Sea (WPS), said Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. In a statement to President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address Monday, the senior judge said China had seven characteristics in the Spratlys plus Scarborough Shoal. He added that China also confiscated Sandy Cay from the Philippines during the Duterte administration. But even when taken together, the region of these geological

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MANILA, Philippines – The United States Coast Guard is monitoring disturbances by the Chinese militia in the South China Sea, an official stated on Tuesday, June 11. US Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander Vice Admiral Linda Fagan said in a teleconference, calling from their headquarters in Alameda, California, “We have been following the militia and some of the activity.” The response came after an increased frequency of sightings of Chinese