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China seizes US Navy underwater vessel off Subic Bay

China has seized an unmanned US Navy underwater testing vehicle off the coast of the Philippines, a Pentagon official has revealed today (Friday, December 16). Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the probe, a US Navy vessel operated by civilians, “was taken” by China, adding that the craft was seized about…


Bromovich: Fishing rights? What about sovereignty?

Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to China this week is already bearing fruit. With promises of billions of dollars in infrastructure investment and even some non-specific promises about Filipino fishermen regaining access to disputed areas in the South China Sea (with some conditions which are yet to be publically announced). While…