Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
The US may return to its base in Subic Bay in the Philippines, according to a report
in Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao, citing a June 2 piece in the Independent of the UK.
The Independent report said opposition in the Philippine Senate to US military bases in the country has dropped away in the wake of increasing tensions with China over sovereignty clashes in the South China Sea.
The US secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, visited Vietnam after the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore last week, where he called for an immediate halt to China’s land reclamation activities, which have aroused fears surrounding the country’s increasing military reach and freedom of navigation and sovereignty issues. [FULL STORY]