China’s hegemony and expansion in SCS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 10/15/2020

Last Sept. 22, 2020, China’s President Xi Jinping spoke before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video broadcast and declared, “We will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence.” Forty-six years earlier on April 10,…

China’s backdoors in PH military camps

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/17/2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced last Sept. 8 that he had finally approved the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Dito Telecommunity Corp. (Dito), allowing Dito to “co-locate” its communications…

What a revolutionary government means

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2020

  An obscure group calling themselves the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee publicly invited President Duterte “to head a revolutionary government under a revolutionary constitution to last until December 31, 2021.” The group claimed to…

China is NOT in possession of WPS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2020

The July 12, 2016 arbitral Award that invalidated China’s nine-dash line claim to waters and resources in the South China Sea (SCS) categorically declared that China never controlled the SCS at any time in history. The Award…

Scarborough Shoal—a redline

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2020

The core issue of the South China Sea dispute is China’s unlawful claim to maritime areas beyond what the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) allows. Under China’s nine-dash line, five Asean coastal…

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