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Dialogue 20120505 Philippine military complicates maritime dispute

05-06-2012 05:36 BJT

The stand-off between China and Philippines in the South China Sea has lasted for three weeks without signs of any compromise. Manila chooses to play war games with the US whose ambiguous position on the maritime conflict has caused public debate in the Philippines. In contrast, China looks more confident that tensions will not escalate unless more military vessels are sent by Manila to fill the conflicts. Who is the first to have promoted the dispute and what would be the solution to it?

Dialogue 20120505 Philippine military complicates maritime dispute

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Host: Yang Rui

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Ma Zhengang, Former Chinese ambassador to UK

Jia Xiudong, Research fellow China institute of international studies

Zhang Junshe, Vice president, Naval research institute

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Barnaby Lo, Manila, The Philippines

Yoichi Shimatsu, Former editor Japan times weekly

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