A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor.
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