Friday, October 25, 2013

A Filipino "naval base" in the Spratly Islands


This multimedia story in the New York Times is by far the most informative (and entertaining) piece I have ever read about the dispute. The Filipinos purposely ran a ship aground and left eight marines on it to assert its sovereignty over the island chain. And to fulfill the stereotype, there are three fighting roosters and a karaoke machine onboard.


2 comments:

Edvin said...

Fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing!

Ripituc said...

I agree, great stuff. And at least according to this, the Philippine claims sounds way more reasonable than the Chinese one. I wish the US would to more to show its support to them, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.