The Philippine Star

Special Feature

October 24, 2011

The Philippine Star NEWS, pages 24[Download in PDF format] and 25 [Download in PDF format]

Theresa Martelino-Reyes, “Calming the waters of the South China Sea – Watching the Sharks” [Download in PDF format]

Barry Wain, “The next best thing” [Download in PDF format]

Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, “Aquino Policy on the South China Sea: Are we ready for tough times ahead?” [Download in PDF format]

Timothy Ong, “Basis for cautious optimism?” [Download in PDF format]

Alexis Romero, ‘China-ASEAN ties too important to be strained by West Philippine Sea dispute’ ” [Download in PDF format]

October 25, 2011


Gilbert Teodoro, The South China Sea and the need for united national action” [Also available in PDF format]

Other Articles

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Ellen Tordesillas, China’s 9-dash line is map without coordinates,” Malaya, October 24, 2011 [Also available in PDF format]

Pia Lee Brago, ‘China not keen on having binding code of conduct’,” The Philippine Star, October 19, 2011 [Also available in PDF format]


Speeches and Presentations

Here are the speeches and presentations from the Forum on the South China Sea.

Informal Session: Scene Setting, October 16, 2011


1.) Rodolfo C. Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, [Download in PDF format]

2.) W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College [Download in PDF format]

3.) Zhang Liangfu, Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [Download in PDF format]

October 17, 2011

Welcome Remarks:

Roberto R. Romulo, Chairman, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation [Download in PDF format]

Forum Chairman’s Remarks:

Domingo L. Siazon, Jr., Former Ambassador to Austria and Japan, and former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines [Download in PDF format]

Opening Session:

1.) Frank Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs, LLP [Download in PDF format]

2.) Hasjim Djalal, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Jakarta [Download in PDF format]

3.) Chen Shi Qiu, Vice-President, China UN Association and China Society for Human Rights Studies [Download in PDF format]

Session I — Claims and Interests:


1.) Gao Jianjun, Professor, International Law Faculty, China University of Political Science and Law [Download in PDF format]

2.) Tran Truong Thuy, Director, Center for East Sea Studies [Download in PDF format]

3.) Liu Fu-Kuo, Executive Director, Centre for Security Studies, National Chengchi University [Download in PDF format]

Session II — Towards Peace and Prosperity in the South China Sea: Pathways for Regional Cooperation:


1.) Barry Wain, Writer-in-Residence, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies [Download in PDF format]

2.) Varapote Chensavasdijai, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [Download in PDF format]

3.) Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre [Download in PDF format]

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