Philippines-China ties - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines-China ties


Davao City recognizes China envoy for 'historic achievements'

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:16 PM

In a resolution, Davao City also thanks Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua for several projects funded by the China Foundation for Peace and Development for the President's hometown

CHINA AMBASSADOR. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is set to leave his post in the Philippines in November 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte postpones Fujian leg of China trip

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to inaugurate a building at the Fujian Normal University built in honor of his mother, Soledad Roa Duterte

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte will go on his 5th trip to China as Philippine chief on August 28, 2019. Malacanang Photo

Defense chief says Chinese POGO workers can easily shift to espionage

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:11 AM

Chinese online gaming hubs near military camps can eventually spy on them, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says, but a security expert believes spying is 'the least of worries' that POGOs present

DEFENSE CHIEF. Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana during the Kapihan sa Manila Bay on June 19, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[OPINION] Time for crazy rich change

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Musing on a blockbuster film amid greater China-Philippine engagement

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Nov 16, 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Duterte, Chinese vice premier affirm PH-China ties

Mar 18, 2017 - 12:48 PM

The two officials affirm their countries commitment to previously signed deals but leave out any discussion on China s interest in Benham Rise

AFFIRMING FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Vice-Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang on March 17, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

PH, China to resume trade dialogue after hiatus

Nov 15, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Philippine and Chinese officials discuss the possible construction of a Chinese industrial park in the Philippines among other things

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TRADE. Wu Zhengping, a Chinese ministry of commerce official, says the Philippines and China will resume a trade dialogue through a joint commission after a 5-year hiatus. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

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Makati Business Club: Yes to strong China ties, but maintain US alliance

Oct 25, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Philippines premier business group welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China but emphasizes that it should not come at the expense of the United States

STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands to conclude their bilateral talks in Beijing on October 20, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte: No strings attached in Lawin aid from China

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

It s completely out of benevolence says Duterte about the almost P90 million in aid from China for Super Typhoon Lawin Haima recovery efforts

AID FROM CHINA. President Duterte and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua meet in Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/ Presidential Photo

Estrada backs Duterte pivot to China, hits US 'meddling'

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Former president Joseph Estrada says he fears that the United States will seek the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte

FULL SUPPORT. Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada backs President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to form alliance with China and separation from the US.

Facebook poll: Is the Philippines better off with China than the US?

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:40 PM

We ask our online followers what they think of President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China

Duterte says he will not sever U.S. ties

Oct 22, 2016 - 12:38 AM

On whether or not his separation will affect defense agreements with the US Duterte says maybe and that he plans to consult with military officials first

DUTERTE. This file photo taken on October 16, 2016 shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he gestures delivering his speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China at Davao airport. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ AFP

Duterte announces military, economic split from US

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:12 PM

3rd UPDATE Before chuckling the President tells his Chinese audience So please you have another problem of economics in my country I am separated from them so I will be dependent on you for a long time

DUTERTE IN CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte listens to the English translation of the discussions during the bilateral meeting with top government officials of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte: No talks with China on joint exploration in West PH Sea

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The Philippine President will seek Congress approval before proposing joint exploration of the disputed sea

DUTERTE IN CHINA. Duterte speaks to reporters in a Beijing hotel. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

Duterte: No bargains with China on West PH Sea

Oct 16, 2016 - 5:15 PM

But while Duterte will insist that the Hague ruling be taken up he says there will be no hard impositions on China

NO BARGAINS. President Duterte agrees with Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that conceding Philippine sovereignty to foreign powers is an impeachable offense. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Duterte: I won't give up West PH Sea, Hague ruling

Oct 16, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Nobody but nobody even the President of this country can give up the claim That s one sure way of going to impeachment says the Philippine President

OFF TO CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte beams as he leads the inspection of Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tubbataha during the 115th anniversary of Philippine Coast Guard on October 12. Photo by REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo

Duterte's China visit to focus on trade, investments

Oct 14, 2016 - 1:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping will witness the signing of bilateral agreements as well as a lot of business deals between Philippine and Chinese businessmen says the DFA

PH BUSINESS. President Rodrigo Duterte stresses a point in his speech during the 42nd Philippine Business Conference and Expo at Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on October 13. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte to China: 'Increase focus' on your criminals

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The bulk of illegal drugs in the Philippines are supposedly sourced from China

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte inspects a shabu factory in Arayat, Pampanga, on September 27, 2016. Photo by PPD

China to PH: Do not 'hype up' maritime dispute

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Beijing also says the situation in the South China Sea has not changed in response to Manila s statement that it spotted several vessels near the Scarborough Shoal

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Sep 05, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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PH to China: Explain ships near Scarborough Shoal

Sep 04, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says 4 Chinese Coast Guard ships two barge like vessels and two suspected troop ships were spotted on Saturday September 3

Duterte fuels hope as PH, China mark 41 years of ties

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The Philippines and China mark the 41st anniversary of diplomatic relations now at their lowest point in history because of the dispute over the West Philippine Sea

BOLSTERING TIES. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua (right) becomes one of the first visitors of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after the Davao City mayor won a landslide victory in the May 9 elections. Photo by AFP/Pool