US senators call for action vs. China in West Philippine Sea

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Top US senators say they’re alarmed at the rate of China’s expansion in the South China Sea, also called the West Philippine Sea.

Republican Senators John McCain and Bob Corker, along with Democrats Jack Reed and Bob Menendez, said Thursday that the interests of the US and its allies in the region stand at considerable risk.

In their letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, the senators called for specific actions to slow down or stop China’s reclamation activities.

The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, and Vietnam all have overlapping claims in the region.

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  • Generoso Magaoay
    20 March 2015 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    We understand that the system calls for a bipartisan effort. However, these senators are not the kind of stand your ground person when it comes to real challenges… We better see results and not just word of the mouth…or just a way to leverage some votes…

  • Kuya
    22 March 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    It’s too late Mr Senator. Now China is ready to declare a “no fly zone no sail” in the South China Sea to protect their military base.

  • noz
    22 March 2015 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    too many nations, especially the mean spirited, rude china / china’s own kind the blue chinese of taiwan, all are claiming the islands in the west philippine sea belonging to them. this is asia’s equivalent of russia successfully invading crimea in ukraine. america’s power was weakened by china through extending unstoppable trillion loans to the USA, who have no ability to pay the principal of the debt. china is being paid in interests alone on the trillions debt every single day to the tune of billions, making china as the power player of the world, proving the saying MONEY IS POWER. while the USA is the weakest due to the deepest looming 20 trillion and more debt by the end of obobo’s 2016 term, a legacy of his as the biggest squanderer / spender of taxpayers dollars. so, the realistic question is how do you fight to bite the hands that feed you, eh?. these bipartisan senators talks must do the walk, the fact that talk is very cheap. these senators are attempting in leading to challenge china. disinterested, incompetent obobo has no strategy skills, never a leader as usual couldn’t care less. like obobo, the united nation is not only worthless / useless, but time and time again, the UN is showcasing their member countries are gutless in unifying themselves to stand in opposition to china’s warmongering. the UN members are without balls to rebuke china’s actions now getting wild / barbaric, accosting, wreaking fear to filipino fishermen in the island, rightfully the island belonging to them as filipinos. so, who will stop the aggression / bullyrag of china?, a question simply without an answer. only history has the answer, which is – in order to gain what’s rightfully yours is to wage war. to defeat china, the giant aggressor, island grabber to the size of a pea will be very difficult in this darn age. only time will tell, if this conflict will be in favor of the PH or otherwise.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    24 March 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    According to doctor Gener Acob (NY FILAM) who conducted research on pollution issues, he has high hopes that the smog problem in China will only worsen and will continue in that course since there are no active efforts even just to minimize it. China then will suffer and would cause some heavy burden to the more heavily populated cities in China. Additionally, Acob contends that the smog has already caused serious health issues to hundreds of thousands of China’s populations.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    24 March 2015 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    During an early morning coffee-get-together in Waipahu, Hawaii led by Marnie Agbayani and Froilan Magaoay, a variety of conversations emerged and that the group were hoping for a typhoon of similar magnitude to that of Yolanda would landfall into some of the territories claimed by China…

  • Kuya
    26 March 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    UNCLOS allowed China to build military base in West Philippine Sea…

  • ricardo mangaran
    8 June 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

    there is no way to stop china invading ssouth china sea and west philippine sea coz the presence of their military power.better be wiped us all asean countryand its habitants than to kneeldown to a greedy chinese.where is the use of life when you become a slave without honor and dignity.lets the world war 3 does not honor even the united nation you want to rule the world without a war FUCK YOU CHINESE PEOPLE. Iam ORDINARY MAN only but i will asure you one or more to fell before me. I WANT WAR COZ Iam NOTHING BUT TO DEFEND OUR OWN.FUCK YOU ALL CHINESE. you come in our country now you want our whole country shame to aall bussiness man and resident and imigrant chinese in this country of philippines. pilipinos be ready to defend and die for our country. FUCK YOU ALL CHINESE PEOPLE. NONE OF YOUR DYNASTY SUCCeed to conquered the world.

  • Veloso cardona
    9 June 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    That is a better move to take military action against china for them to stop there activities , confiscate the island they are building out of coral refs , china must be neutralize before they make any Furthere damage In place