PH asks: Why is nobody stopping Beijing in South China Sea?

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PH asks: Why is nobody stopping Beijing in South China Sea?

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the United States gives the Philippines “significant” military aid, but warned that nobody is stopping China from asserting its claim over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “It is disconcerting that nobody is stopping them,” he said of China in an interview with the international magazine Foreign Policy. “That is why we are doing our best to address these challenges…. As a last resort, we had to go to international arbitration, which is where we are now.” The Philippines awaits an initial ruling on the historic case it filed against China. At the same time, China is conducting reclamation activities that have built artificial islands that now add up to around a third of Manila City, the Philippines’ capital.

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