One-China Policy

Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump

PerryScope By Perry Diaz For President-elect Donald J. Trump, there is nothing wrong in calling Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to introduce himself or establish personal contacts, after all Trump would soon be the next leader of the Free World. A few words exchanged between the two leaders would probably have been within the bounds of diplomatic civility. But Trump, whose unorthodox ways and style Read More …

Site-of-incident

By Lauro Baja Jr. VERA Files It is difficult to develop a pattern of action for the incident in Balintang Chanel which happened a month ago. We know what Taiwan wants but we are still at sea on how we have responded and/ or how we will further respond. Taiwan is a province (read: surrogate) of China. It is also an ally (read: vassal) of Read More …

FVR, giving advice as his patriotic duty

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya  MAKASSAR, Indonesia—Former President Fidel V. Ramos has recommended the creation of a neutral investigation on the May 9 encounter between a Philippine patrol ship and Taiwanese fishing vessel in the disputed maritime boundary that resulted in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman and sparked violent protests in Taiwan against the Philippines. Ramos also stressed that almost two Read More …

Filipino workers in Taipei. (Photo from Want China Times)

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas  Malaya It took a week for President Aquino to realize that the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by a member of the Philippine Coast Guard team in the disputed waters of South China Sea could lead to serious repercussions for the country. Last Wednesday, President Aquino sent as his personal representative Amadeo R. Perez, chairman of the Manila Read More …