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Philippines to exit China’s Belt and Road Initiative, announces full termination of major infra projects, favours Japanese and Western companies

The Philippines' apparent departure from the BRI is rooted in deep-seated bilateral issues concerning contested territories in the South China Sea.

‘Do not stir up trouble’: China threatens as Philippines removes ‘floating barriers’ placed by China in the contested waters of South China Sea

China threatened Philippines after Philippine Coast Guard said it removed the floating barrier that was deployed by China in the contested waters of the South China Sea

After India, now Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, and Malaysia reject distorted map released by China, dismiss its claims over South China Sea

"This latest attempt to legitimize China's purported sovereignty and jurisdiction over Philippine features and maritime zones has no basis under international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)," a statement by the Philippines government read.

India gifts indigenously built missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart General Phan Van Gang here in the national capital on Monday.

Chinese ship throws ‘military grade’ laser on Philippines Coast Guard vessel, temporarily blinding the crew

Beijing has been trying for years to prevent the Philippine Navy's resupply missions in Ayungin Shoal and has displayed new tactics over the past few months. 

‘Human waste dumped from Chinese ships in South China sea visible from space’: Why experts think China is causing catastrophic damage to Coral Reef

Experts believe that the poop accumulation in South China Sea is so intense that it can see it from space

Japan Prime Minister refers to Taiwan as ‘country’, angry China lodges complaint saying it violates ‘One China’ principle

China said Japan PM violated principles of 4 political documents including China-Japan Joint Declaration by calling Taiwan a country

Chinese man seeking ‘freedom and equality’ navigates the Taiwan Strait in a rubber dinghy

The man reportedly bought a small dinghy on a Chinese e-commerce website and fitted it with a motor to cross the highly militarised Taiwan Strait

‘Get the f*ck out’: Top Philippines diplomat calls China an ‘ugly oaf’ that wants to ‘father’ a Chinese province on a ‘handsome guy’

Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines, Teodoro Locsin Jr., lashed out at China on Monday and called them an 'ugly oaf'.

The Philippines demands withdrawal of over 200 Chinese vessels from Whitsun Reef, calls it ‘provocative action’

The Philippines has lodged diplomatic protest against Chinese vessels moored at Whitsun Reef off Palawan, which it claims as its EEZ.

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