You’ve probably heard the news, China and the US are trying to replace our military hardware with their own designs. How both countries pour investments and aid on the country. One has to wonder why are they doing so? Well as I mentioned in the previous blog, this is part of China’s American invasion. Slowly taking their allies one by one, continent by continent. But the Philippines, to China, is more of an ammo than a weapon. You see, the country is rich with natural resources, ranging from gold to (potentially) oil. Securing the Philippines would also mean making it hard for the US to interfere when China invades Taiwan or when North Korea invades either South Korea or Japan, or both. On the US side, however, the Philippines could be a location for a secret military base since bases in Japan and Israel are already known by the enemies, including China. Think of the proximity of the Philippines to major Chinese provinces such as the most populous city Guangzhou and the economic city, Shenzhen. The country is also near to major economic (tourism) spots, Hong Kong, Macau and Hainan.
Another perspective to the issue is that, maybe China’s real intention is to stop the US from getting “closer”. And maybe the real intention of the US is to defend key allies such as Japan and South Korea, and not the country itself. But whatever it is, the two countries really make it appear like they value the Philippines a lot.