Gunboat diplomacy

Three U.S. supercarrier battle groups sail in formation.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In my column, “China’s gunboat diplomacy” (July 19, 2012), I wrote: “ ‘China frigate leaves shoal: [Malacañang] Palace happy,’ said a huge electronic billboard, which I saw on the way to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to catch a plane home last July 16, 2012. The news of a grounded guided missile Chinese frigate near Half Moon Shoal (Hasa-Hasa Shoal) in Read More …

Xi-Jinping.26

By Ducky Paredes Malaya CHINESE President Xi Jinping talks about a new Asian security concept; somehow, however, while his loyal Chinese media extols the new Chinese pretension as being the defender of its weaker Asian neighbors, to me in the Philippines, potential country-victim of Chinese gunboat diplomacy, the United States is still my country’s big brother who can lick that neighborhood bully. PROC’s state-sponsored Global Read More …

Territorial claims by nations in the South China Sea region.

Source: RT.COM http://rt.com/news/india-china-navy-oil-221/ India will deploy warships to the South China Sea if the country’s regional interests are compromised, the Indian Navy commander said. As China bolsters its military, the region has witnessed rising tensions over unresolved territorial disputes. ­India is not directly involved in any of the disputes, but its national interests are tied to the turbulent region, Admiral D K Joshi said on Read More …

Photo of Chinese guided missile frigate 560 that was reportedly grounded near Half Moon Shoal (Hasa-Hasa Shoal) 69 miles west of Palawan (SOURCE: NAMRIA MAP/CHINA-DEFENSE. BLOGSPOT.COM)

PerryScope By Perry Diaz “China frigate leaves shoal: Palace happy,” said a huge electronic billboard, which I saw on the way to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to catch a plane home last July 16, 2012. The news of a grounded guided missile Chinese frigate near Half Moon Shoal (Hasa-Hasa Shoal) in the Spratly archipelago, 69 miles west of Palawan, raised the tension level between Read More …