Time for the Phillipines to stop trying China's patience.
Gee I am sorry Hui-do you have any relatives who live near the Phillipines---like since the disputed shoals and fisheries are over 600 kilometers from mailand China and less than 250 KM from the PH islands...is this a threat to your family?
No..didn't tthink so. China is playing the same game for over 3k years...claim it --no matter what others say just claim it..outside the rule of law--international that is---diplomatic solutions are made from a stance of power not negotiations. maybe the Phillipines would be better off being part of China....after all...without the Phillipines stance suedo US--- China would be part of Japan right now and all your worries would be over------dont be silly .
Or wait a minute--maybe it would be the Fifth Reich....
If yoour going to writer an OP Ed make it worthy of your talents and not your paycheck...lookk forward to more of your work--while your editor isn't looking.