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Noynoy appears bent on irritating China some more by announcing that he is meeting with US President Barack Obama and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron next week and that the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China over the Scarborough Shoal would be raised during his bilateral meetings with the two leaders.
Chinese leaders at a Singapore regional security summit held last weekend had indicated China’s concern over the so-called pivot of the United States forces in Asia-Pacific and the sudden emboldened administration of Noynoy to pursue a claim which has long been a subject of detente between the Philippines and China.
The standoff with China over the Scarborough Shoal dispute is already easing and negotiations are ongoing, and it is the worst time for Noynoy to say that he wants a new party to get involved in the territorial dispute the country has with the mainland..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune