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China’s aid for Philippines dwarfed by that of US, private companies
www.foxnews.com-November 18, 2013
It’s been spending tens of billions of dollars to become the most powerful regional military force, in a bid to rival America as the world’s superpower. It’s the second-largest economy in the world – and happens to be the Philippines’ neighbor.
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Typhoon Haiyan: Navy carrier reaches devastated Philippine coast
www.msnbc.com-November 14, 2013
The USS George Washington arrived off the devastated coast of the Philippines Thursday as the United Nations' humanitarian chief acknowledged frustration at the slow pace of aid distribution, saying: “We have let people down.”
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Struggle for Survival in Philippine City Shattered by Typhoon
www.nytimes.com-November 12, 2013
Decomposing bodies still lie along the roads, like a corpse in a pink, short-sleeve shirt and blue shorts facedown in a black, muddy puddle 100 yards from the airport. Just down the road is a church that was supposed to be an evacuation center but is littered with the bodies of those who drowned inside.
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Obama 'deeply saddened' by Philippines devastation
www.ap.org-November 11, 2013
President Barack Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, are "deeply saddened" by the deaths and damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn) in the Philippines this weekend.
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Philippines may allow greater U.S. military presence in reaction to China’s rise
www.washingtonpost.com-January 26, 2012
Two decades after evicting U.S. forces from their biggest base in the Pacific, the Philippines is in talks with the Obama administration about expanding the American military presence in the island nation, the latest in a series of strategic moves aimed at China.
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Constitutional Crisis Erupts in Papua New Guinea
www.csis.org-December 16, 2011
A political crisis has erupted in Papua New Guinea following the Supreme Court’s 3-2 decision on December 11 that Peter O’Neill’s election as prime minister was unconstitutional.
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U.S. pivot to Asia makes China nervous
www.washingtonpost.com-November 17, 2011
With the Obama administration’s high-profile pivot toward Asia this week — pushing for a new free-trade agreement with at least eight other countries and securing military basing rights in Australia — China is feeling at once isolated, criticized, encircled and increasingly like a target of U.S. moves.
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China, U.S. Use Same Tracking Base
http://news.yahoo.com-November 17, 2011
Australian officials said on Wednesday that they didn't consult the U.S. on a plan to allow China to use a space-tracking station in Western Australia that is also used by NASA, despite widespread concerns that the Chinese space program is largely controlled by the Chinese military.
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U.S. troops headed to Australia, irking China
www.washingtonpost.com-November 16, 2011
The Obama administration announced plans Wednesday to establish a permanent military presence in Australia, part of the president’s high-profile foreign policy shift toward Asia that is intended as a counterbalance to China’s growing power.
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U.S. Expands Military Ties to Australia, Irritating China
www.nytimes.com-November 16, 2011
President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States planned to deploy 2,500 Marines in Australia to shore up alliances in Asia, but the move prompted a sharp response in Beijing, which accused Mr. Obama of escalating military tensions in the region.
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