US and Philippine troops resume joint patrols to counter China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. President Marcos emphasizes collaboration for regional security, deploying navy vessels and aircraft. Tensions rise amid warnings of Chinese military interest and recent incidents at sea.
President Marcos vows to protect Philippine territory amid rising tensions in the South China Sea. Despite recent talks with China, he asserts sovereignty and seeks support from allies like the United States, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.
Chinese and Philippine vessels collided near Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, leading to blame trading. The incident occurred during a Philippine resupply mission to a remote outpost, sparking tensions in the disputed region.
Indonesian fisherman on Rempang island fear displacement for a China-funded quartz sand plant, threatening their traditional livelihoods. The government plans relocation, met with protests and concerns about erasing their way of life.
US Vice President Kamala Harris, China’s Premier Li Qiang, and Russia’s Foreign Minister will meet at an East Asia summit in Indonesia, aiming to manage tensions between their nations and address regional issues.