PH-china relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PH-china relations


[OPINION] The Air Defense Identification Zone – China’s next South China Sea aggression?

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:18 PM

'[China's] seizing control of the South China Sea is but the maritime step in a much larger strategic goal: dominating Asia by 2050'

[OPINION | Newspoint] POGOs, a social virus

May 04, 2020 - 1:48 PM

'As everything Chinese, POGOs, along with their breeder, should have been held off at the first instance — held off, pandemic or no pandemic, at a social distance of no less than the entire breadth of the West Philippine Sea'

Año says China-funded Safe Philippines project will be 'all-Filipino'

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The national government will handle all the data gathered by the surveillance system project, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

ALL FILIPINO? Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that after providing the equipment, Chinese contractors will not be handling the Safe Philippines project. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Robredo on taho incident: 'Pambabastos sa bansa natin'

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo questions the 'special treatment' given to China by the Philippine government

PANTAWID ANNIVERSARY. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks before the Pantawid Program beneficiaries during the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid's second anniversary held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Marcos wealth, Duterte defends China, effects of cursing | Midday wRap

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Duterte’s shift toward China threatens ASEAN centrality

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The sudden change in Philippines-China relations shows that Chinese influence remains to be one of the greatest challenges to ASEAN centrality when it comes to the South China Sea disputes

Change is wanting: Dutertenomics and foreign policy

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Despite positive efforts the President has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent neocolonial relations with the US and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia

Chinese warships to visit Davao Sunday

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People s Liberation Army Navy

China feared to house missiles in PH's Mischief Reef

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Subi Reef which is close to Pag Asa Island in Palawan s Kalayaan Island Group may also house missiles soon according to US officials interviewed by Reuters

Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout

PH Coast Guard regular patrol in Scarborough resumed August

Nov 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine Coast Guard completes its 4th sortie to Scarborough Shoal since President Rodrigo Duterte s visit to China

THE MOUTH OF SCARBOROUGH. Screenshot of a video taken by the Philippine Coast Guard of its first patrol on August 5, 2016 shows a Chinese Coast Guard ship guarding the mouth of the shoal

Choice of one country over another 'unnecessary' – expert

Oct 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

UP Professor Aileen Baviera says As a developing country we have to make sure that we have more options that we remain in flexible positions so that we can serve what is in the best interest of the country

Communists warn Duterte about China’s ‘imperialist ambitions’

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The guerrillas say they have a critical view of Duterte s friendship with China

Duterte’s ‘hugot’ for his evolving foreign policy

Oct 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The real challenge is for President Duterte to follow the Constitution to the letter by abandoning the much travelled road of previous presidents and treading the path of independent diplomacy and economic sovereignty

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 Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rappler Talk: US Ambassador Goldberg on PH pivot to China

Oct 20, 2016 - 2:54 PM

As he approaches the end of his term Ambassador Goldberg weighs in on Manila s pivot to China

PH-China sea dispute may not be solved ‘in our lifetime’ – Yasay

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Our closer ties with China is not going to erode our close ties with the rest of our allies and traditional partners Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay also tells Filipino and Chinese businessmen in Beijing

MEETING CHINESE BUSINESSMEN. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr addresses Filipino and Chinese businessmen at a gathering in Beijing on October 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte won't raise PH fishing rights in Beijing – Yasay

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:43 PM

We re taking advantage of the opportunity of making sure that the other aspects of our relationship with our neighbor China will be pursued says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

IMPROVING PH-CHINA TIES. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr talks to the Philippine media covering President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to China on October 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Bilibid verdict, Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin | 6PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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At a glance: Duterte's state visit to China

Oct 18, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED The Philippine President and Cabinet officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts and Chinese businessmen

FOREIGN TRIP. President Rodrigo Duterte will have a 4-day state visit to China beginning October 18, 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Most Filipinos don't share Duterte's trust in China, distrust in US – SWS

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:39 AM

A Social Weather Stations poll shows that 76 of Filipinos have much trust in the US while only 22 have much trust in China

DUTERTE AND CHINA. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte meeting Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at Malacañang Palace in July 2016. File photo from Presidential Photographers Division

The Philippines' pivot to China

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM

President Duterte is taking a huge risk betting all on China’s goodwill and beneficence without the insurance provided by the diversified multi lateral support of historical and traditional friends and allies

Duterte to Vietnam's Quang: Bilateral talks with China 'necessary'

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang agree to avoid provocative acts in the South China Sea

OFFICIAL VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte exchanges pleasantries with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang following their bilateral meeting at the State Palace in Hanoi on September 29. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Time for a Ramos model in the West Philippine Sea?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Instead of opting for either a bilateral or multilateral approach Ramos adopted what I call bi multilateralism in his administration s approach to China

DUO. A file photo of 2 former leaders - former Philippine president Fidel Ramos and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. File photo by AFP

West Philippine Sea: Why China can’t just ignore Hague ruling

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:00 PM

If China continues to refuse compliance the Philippines and other claimant states can ask the International Seabed Authority to revoke China’s license to extract seabed resources in international waters

DILEMMA. A security officer stands guard at the door of the Chinese consular office as Filipino protestors holding placcards are seen reflected on its glass during a protest against China's territorial claims over the disputed Spratlys group of islands in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, July 12, 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Duterte’s plans, Robredo vs Marcos, world’s oldest | 12PM wRap

May 16, 2016 - 1:10 PM

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China and next PH president: Tough to push 'reset' button

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Will the next Filipino president be in a position to revive bilateral relations? There are 3 reasons for skepticism

With Del Rosario out, hopes high for better ties with China

Feb 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Like what other Southeast Asian countries are doing the Philippines should not unnecessarily choose one between two competing powers: US or China

Rappler Talk: Will PH and China improve ties in 2016?

Jan 08, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Philippines tense relationship with China appeared to thaw in late 2015

Aquino to ASEAN: Stop China's use of force

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:41 PM

ASEAN should not allow any country no matter how powerful to claim an entire sea as its own and to use force to assert its claim the Philippine president says

ON CHINA. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his statement during the 27th ASEAN Summit Plenary Session at the Conference Hall 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on November 21, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: PH still mulling AIIB invitation

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the country s bad experience with the Northrail project and its territorial dispute with China have made him think twice about joining the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia – Special Session at the Ascot Hall of the Okura Hotel for his State Visit in Japan on Wednesday (June 03, 2015). With theme: “Asia Beyond 2015: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity.” (Photo by: Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Philippine strategy towards China deserves support

May 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM

What may yet come back to haunt the Aquino administration is the lack of a thought through China strategy Its policy towards China appears to be haphazard

PH-US military deal won't offend China – Trillanes

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Trillanes has done back channeling negotiations between the Philippines and China regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute

BACK-CHANNELING: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Philippines should be less hostile to China

After Obama, let's welcome Xi Jinping!

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The Philippines would have to accept the fact that it is just a pawn in the larger scheme of things between US and China relations

What our China 'problem' really means

Feb 02, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Our national interest should be the start of our understanding of our basic foreign policy problems including our current impasse with China

Julio S Amador III.

PH, China 'to show restraint' over shoal

May 29, 2012 - 8:34 PM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin meets with his Chinese counterpart in Cambodia