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Accelerated rise of South China Sea level blamed on global warming

Accelerated rise of South China Sea level blamed on global warming

Experts warn of millions of climate refugees and the disruption of economic growth in the region.   The water level in the South China Sea has risen by 152mm since 1900, Chinese researchers have found, and the rate has accelerated in accordance with global...

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Next President must prioritize strong alliances amid China’s maritime claims, say experts

Next President must prioritize strong alliances amid China’s maritime claims, say experts

Foreign policy experts warned that China has the ability to use direct military force for its maritime claims, so the next administration must craft a national security strategy that prioritizes strengthening ties with like-minded countries.   “If China really...

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Amid sea dispute with China, Carpio sees need to preposition US weapons to repulse ‘invasion’

Amid sea dispute with China, Carpio sees need to preposition US weapons to repulse ‘invasion’

MANILA, Philippines — “If you don’t prepare for an invasion then you will be invaded.” So said retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio as he pointed out the need to preposition American weapons and military equipment in the country for defensive...

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China also harassing Filipino scientists – UP associate professor

China also harassing Filipino scientists – UP associate professor

MANILA, Philippines — Aside from harassing Filipino fishermen, China has also intimidated Filipino scientists conducting research in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and established three research stations in the disputed waters, according to a marine scientist from the...

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