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House gives Congressional Medal of Achievement to China envoy

Nov 04, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, whom Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua congratulated for winning the speakership race in July, co-authors the House resolution honoring the outgoing diplomat

GUEST OF HONOR. Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua talks to lawmakers at Batasang Pambansa on November 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[OPINION] Working together for the golden age of PH-China relations

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'We have every reason to believe that Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the new era and position our relations as a new model of international relations,' writes Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

China denies 'debt trap' in grants for Philippines

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:10 PM

'I think your economic team is smart enough,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

CLOSER TIES. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua whispers to President Rodrigo Duterte at the groundbreaking of the planned Binondo-Intramuros bridge on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH a province of China? 'Not now, not ever,' envoy says

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua slams the 'province of China' banners as a 'vicious attack' on President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy

'PROVINCE OF CHINA.' Banners that read, 'Welcome to the Philippines, province of China,' were spotted around Metro Manila on July 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Philippines' legal victory against China at The Hague. Contributed photo

U.S., China envoys compete for attention on eve of Duterte birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Both ambassadors discuss security concerns with the Philippine President Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua also gives Duterte a birthday gift

DIPLOMAT'S GIFT. President Rodrigo Duterte examines the birthday gift of Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jian Hua at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 27, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

News Briefs: March 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 24

PH welcomes China bid for consulate in Davao

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:09 PM

This comes as China lifts its travel advisory cautioning its nationals against traveling to the Philippines

PHILIPPINE LEADER. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

China to lift travel warning vs PH during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says he is eyeing to attract one million Chinese tourists to the Philippines by the end of 2017

China to avoid 'divisive' sea ruling during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s trip to China will be focusing on the things that unite us Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says

CHINA TRIP. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, October 14. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

China to Duterte admin: Let's seize the better future

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Stressing that the Philippines is a close neighbor of China Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says A good neighbor is better than a far off relative

BOOSTING TIES. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (center) greets the press after meeting with Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in in Davao City, southern Philippines, on May 16, 2016. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

China on talks with PH: No need to drop case

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says dropping the case is not a precondition to talks but it seems the Philippine side itself shut the door to secure that they have a strong position at the tribunal

'LET'S TALK.' Chinese Ambassador to the Philippine Zhao Jianhua (L) presents his credentials to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at the Philippine presidential palace on April 8, 2014. File photo courtesy of the Chinese Embassy

China envoy arrives as PH deadline looms

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:32 AM

New Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua faces an early challenge In a month Manila is expected to submit its written pleading in its case against Beijing