Newsletter Issue 10, sr. 2021
This month marks the 1st year anniversary of the Philippine Maritime Matters newsletter!
As we celebrate the newsletter's year-long run, let's feast on some news of equal worth. Recently, AUKUS has been stirring the Indo-Pacific region as countries react variously to the new security arrangement, top among them France (from abroad) and China. On the other hand, China is still stubborn as ever and continues to encroach not just on the Philippines' side of the backyard but also on Malaysia's, prompting a diplomatic summons. Relatedly, escalations are also being noted in the Cross-Straits region as Taipei comes to terms with Beijing's increased intrusions in its defense zone: A record total of more than 200 flight incursions!