Political Security

Title:

 ‘China expansion should be challenged’

Author:

Leena Chua

Source:

Manila Times

Date:

May 14, 2016

Description:

Despite China’s optimism of a “fresh start” with the government of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines should continue challenging Beijing’s expansionism in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) while at the same time commit to a “development diplomacy” with the Asian power. The ADR Institute for international Studies (ADRi) and Washington-based partner Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said these issues are among several major policy decisions that the next President must address.

Tags: South China Sea, Philippines-China Relations, West Philippine Sea