Alongside rising protests from farmers and workers, China now confronts a middle class anxious about a slowdown in growth and burned by the stock market bust. It’s a volatile brew.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers—by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.