Defending sovereignty amid COVID-19 crisis
China is obviously fulfilling its goals according to plan and making diversionary tactics to make its competitors and rival countries shift their attention to something else. While the world is busy fighting against an unseen enemy — this deadly coronavirus that originated from Wuhan—China is now trying to position itself to become the most powerful country in the world.
Is this China’s plan all along? Is this what Beijing has been trying to set up for a long time, to increase its capabilities especially in the West Philippine Sea through its reclamation activities there?
It’s a good thing the Philippines still managed to file two diplomatic protests against China for violating international law and Philippine sovereignty in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is true that we are facing a health crisis, we should not forget other national issues, especially those that pertain to our security.May our leaders continue to assert our sovereignty, as well as protect and defend our national territory.
Marion O. Santos
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