Why China is risking war with US


Mauro Gia Samonte


The Manila Times


 June 25, 2016


RELATED to the subject matter of my past two columns (on the PH-China dispute over the West Philippine Sea), this current discussion pursues the topic rather alarmingly. The former Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) chief, Lt. Gen. Victor Corpus, has a way of calling my attention, through a post on Facebook, to a video richly detailed with US military maneuvers in the South China Sea beginning January this year. It was, of course, a post open for perusal by any visitor to his FB page, but coming as it did on the heels of my two pieces on the the Philippine case at the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration, I gave the video presentation more than a cursory glance.