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Fidel Ramos

President of the Philippines from 1992-98

Fidel V Ramos was president of the Philippines from 1992-98

Fidel Ramos
24 Oct 2016

Breaking the ice in the South China Sea

Three months ago, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to the resources in the West Philippine Sea (also known as the South China Sea), and thus that the Philippines has exclusive rights to the territory. China rejected the ruling, and an icy chill overcame the once-friendly bilateral relationship. It is time to bring back some warmth.

24 Oct 2016