December 15 was the deadline the Arbitration Tribunal for Philippine's "arbitration" of its S. China Sea disputes with China had set for China to respond to Philippine's claims under the UNCLOS. According to this VOA report: Monday is the deadline for China to submit a counter-argument in the Philippines arbitration case that questions China's sweeping claims in the South … [Read more...] about On China’s 9-Dashed Line and Why the Arbitrational Tribunal in Hague Should Dismiss Philippine’s Case Against China
It's never good to dip into one's savings just to live large. Gluttony and largess - when one can ill afford it - is foolish ... and a sign of decadence. To me, the U.S. so-called pivot to Asia - emblemized by President Obama's trip to Japan - represents just that. The New York Times - even with its usual spin PR in over-drive - already calls the trip a "setback." In an … [Read more...] about Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’ – A Case of Dipping into One’s Savings to Live Large?