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Philippine Fishermen Return to Scarborough Shoal

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After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China last week, fishermen were allowed to return to Scarborough Shoal (Reuters). Scarborough Shoal is one of the main disputes between China and the Philippines regarding the South China Sea. Philippine officials stated that China has scaled down its maritime presence on the shoal (Reuters). However, Chinese officials […]

KFC, McDonald’s, Apple Boycotted in China

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Throughout the last week, small protest groups have been spotted standing outside Apple retailers, KFC outlets and McDonald’s restaurants in China (Quartz). Protestors have been yelling anti-American slogans and disrupting daily business operations (New York Times). Technically, forming groups and then proceeding to protest is banned in China, unless one receives permission to do so […]

China and Vietnam Meet Over Oil Rig Dispute

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In a conference that yielded little progress, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on Wednesday to discuss a territorial conflict that has increased tensions between the nations in recent weeks (BBC). On May 2, China moved an oil rig into waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea […]