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LIST: Schedule of protests during Xi Jinping's PH state visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Several protests are lined up on Tuesday, November 20, to express objection to Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit

STATE VISIT. President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines on November 20-21, the first in 13 years. Duterte and Xi photo from Malacañang; protest photo of LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippines shopping for 'nice' China-funded infra deals

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The country s first subway a massive Northern Mindanao railway and a Tutuban Sorsogon train system are just some of the infrastructure projects the Philippine government plans to fund via official development assistance ODA from China

INFRA SHOPPING. 'We think there is an excess capacity in China because there is not much infrastructure projects there. We are really shopping for nice projects,' Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo by Rappler

What Duterte accomplished in China

Oct 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

His visit restored bilateral ties with China but was unable to secure a commitment for Filipino fishermen to be allowed in Scarborough Shoal He comes home with billions worth of deals but some of them are not binding

FRIENDSHIP RENEWED. Chinese pupils hold the flags of the Philippines and China as they welcome President Rodrigo Duterte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

DOCUMENT: PH-China joint statement during Duterte state visit

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The 2 countries agree to cooperate in a variety of areas including the fight against illegal drugs agriculture and defense

COOPERATION. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping review the honor guards during the arrival ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte bringing home $24B worth of deals from China

Oct 21, 2016 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED Of the total 15 billion accounts for company to company deals while 9 billion accounts for loans to be made available by private banks says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

DEALING WITH CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte meets top Chinese government officials China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Ties with China to fill infra spending gap, pose risk to PPP

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Increased Chinese involvement may have the dual effect of reducing the number of PPP projects in the pipeline and fulfilling plans for a Golden Age of Infrastructure in the Philippines says a research firm

WIN-WIN. BMI Research said sees 'clear incentives' for both countries: China sees befriending the Philippines as a way of reducing the United States' influence in Asia; while the Philippines seeks to gain access to China's generous infrastructure investment packages. Background photo from Wikimedia

PH, China sign coast guard cooperation pact, 12 other deals

Oct 20, 2016 - 2:17 PM

UPDATED Presidents Duterte and Xi witness the signing of 13 documents on cooperation in a variety of areas from agriculture to law enforcement

MEETING IN CHINA. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after they witness the signing of documents on cooperation in trade, agriculture, tourism, maritime security, and infrastructure. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

IN PHOTOS: Duterte walks through Beijing street to resto

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:28 AM

President Duterte steps out of the security of his hotel and car to walk through a busy street in Beijing to a Peking duck restaurant

Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte expects 'plenty of happiness' from China state visit

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:58 PM

But the Philippine leader repeats his intention to make a soft landing when it comes to discussing the two countries row over the South China Sea

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Beijing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, for the start of his 4-day state visit. Photo from Malacañang

Duterte arrives in Beijing to begin state visit

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The government delegation to accompany President Rodrigo Duterte is updated to include House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez more lawmakers and more Cabinet secretaries

TOUCHDOWN. President Duterte arrives in Beijing, China on October 18, 2016. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Special envoy FVR to skip Duterte's China visit

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Former President Fidel Ramos has called out President Rodrigo Duterte s sustained tirades against the the United States the country s longest treaty ally