Why China’s ‘militiasation’ of the South China Sea needs a review by the Philippines-US alliance

//Why China’s ‘militiasation’ of the South China Sea needs a review by the Philippines-US alliance

Why China’s ‘militiasation’ of the South China Sea needs a review by the Philippines-US alliance

“Never let a good crisis go to waste,” the late British prime minister Winston Churchill advised. Ahead of his fourth State of the Nation Address on Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is coming under growing pressure to dial down his rapprochement with China. The Reed Bank crisis, which saw a suspected Chinese militia vessel sink a Philippine fishing boat in June, has energised those who advocate upgrading the Philippine-US alliance. Latest surveys show a growing number of…

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