Monday, July 24, 2017

Regional Resource Grab Boxing China In

Philippines Pokes China With Intent to Drill for Oil in Disputed Sea

Plans in the Philippines to reopen a tract of the disputed South China Sea for oil and gas exploration is likely to complicate the foreign policy of Manila’s new friend Beijing, which claims the same waters, and adds to a regional pushback against Chinese maritime influence. Philippines oil drilling plans The Philippine Department of Energy is…