According to British scholar and China expert Martin Jacques, the Philippines must realize the United States is in decline in Asia and mend its ties with China if it has any hope of resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Martin Jacques is the author of the global best-seller “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order”. It was first published in 2009 and has since been translated into eleven languages. The book has been shortlisted for two major literary awards. He has been a columnist for many newspapers, made many television programmes and is a former deputy editor of The Independent newspaper. His talk on www.ted.com on how to understand China has had more than one million views.