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China-Philippines Tensions: 5 Geopolitical Effects You Need to Know

1. Philippino public protest China’s aggression

After reports of over 100 Chinese fishing vessels being spotted a Philippine-administered island in the South China Sea, at the end of July, thousands of Philippinos took to the streets in a diplomatic protest against China. The country’s national security adviser, Hermogenes Esperon Jr, revealed the event, and said he recommended the filing of the protest against China, but added that the government was unsure on the motivations of the Chinese vessels. The Philippines, China, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam, all have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, and China has recently acted aggressively in the area. The Philippino people fear further escalation and are hence speaking out.

2. Philippines want to resolve through negotiations

In response to China’s aggressive action in the South China Sea, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet Chinese president Xi Jingping to discuss the issue. Although this is a response to the growing domestic pressure to stand up to China, it is also a sign that the Philippines want to resolve the issue peacefully. In fact, many political opponents and critics have said he is sacrificing the Philippines’ integrity in favour of appeasing his new close ally China.

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3. China ignores warnings

4. Fears of China’s influence in the nation

5. US sees the wrong side of the coin

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