After South China Sea collision, Philippine protesters set Chinese flags aflame – Shanghaiist

Protesters in the Philippines have been burning Chinese flags recently in response to a collision in the contentious South China Sea. According to Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, on the night of June 9th, a Chinese fishing vessel crashed into a Filipino one near the Recto Bank, located about 150 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The crash caused the Philippine boat to sink and the Chinese vessel is accused of leaving 22 crewmen in the water to drown. Fortunately, they were rescued by a nearby Vietnamese boat. Philippine…

South China Sea: Furious Philippine protestors burn Chinese flags after fishing boat sunk | World | News

The number of flags represents the number of crew left abandoned by the other ship before being rescued by a Vietnamese vessel. Claimants encourage fishermen to fish in the disputed sea and the Chinese vessel is believed to be another fishing boat. As reported by the South China Morning Post, Mr Duterte dismissed the incident as “just a collision”. Manila has disputes with Beijing over parts of the region but has avoided pressing forward as to not jeopardise economic and diplomatic ties. Protestors in Rizal Park held placards reading “End…

America Must Prepare for the Coming Chinese Empire

BEFORE ONE can outline a grand strategy for the United States, one has to be able to understand the world in which America operates. That may sound simple, but a bane of Washington is the assumption of knowledge where little actually exists. Big ideas and schemes are worthless unless one is aware of the ground-level reality of several continents, and is able to fit them into a pattern, based not on America’s own historical experience, but also on the historical experience of others. Therefore, I seek to approach grand strategy…

The Chinese Maritime Militia | BusinessWorld

I’m directing this column to our national and local leaders whose duty is to defend the country, protect the people, and secure our natural resources. There’s a need to adapt mindsets to a deteriorating security situation in the South China Sea — fueled by China’s spurious claims of “indisputable sovereignty” over this vital body of water — by thinking, speaking, and acting as one united leadership to confront the external and internal threats to our national security. China’s “people’s war” has been applying its “cabbage strategy” utilizing three layers to…

Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank

Philippine crew rescued by Vietnamese fishermen in disputed South China Sea waters. A Philippine fishing vessel was struck and sunk by a Chinese fishing vessel near the contested Reed Bank in the South China Sea on Sunday. The 22 crew members were then left to fend for themselves before being picked up by a Vietnamese fishing boat. They were ultimately recovered by the Philippine Navy. The Philippine fishing vessel Gimver 1 was anchored when it was struck by a vessel the crew described as being Chinese. The Philippine Coast Guard…

Chinese vessel ramming Filipino boat: False rumors spreading online

A photo of the Filipino fishermen who were shipwrecked after a Chinese vessel crashed onto their vessel on June 9, 2019 in the West Philippine Sea. This photo was taken on June 14, 2019. (AFP/Handout) Questions and rumors sprouted on social media on the incident between Chinese and Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea earlier this month. On June 9, an anchored Filipino fishing boat F/B GEM-VIR1 carry 22 resting crewmembers was hit by a Chinese vessel. The boat later sank. While the Filipino crew survived, the Chinese boat…

How a Chinese ship sank a Vietnamese boat in 2014

Justice Antonio Carpio says China – as it does with Vietnam – might start a new ‘gray zone’ offensive against Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea Published 2:50 PM, June 16, 2019 Updated 2:50 PM, June 16, 2019 VIETNAMESE BOAT. This picture taken on June 2, 2014, shows the Vietnamese fishing boat DNA 90152, which was reportedly sunk by a Chinese ship, at a shipyard in the central coastal city of Danang. File photo by AFP MANILA, Philippines – The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese…