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European leaders demand win-win relationship with China

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel, and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker meet with the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris

BELT & ROAD. Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Thibault Camus/Pool/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: At tayo’y ibinugaw sa bisita ni Tatay

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:58 AM

Saglit na panahon pa, mamamahinga na rin si Tatay. At tayong malakas pa ang magpapasan ng bunga ng pagbubugaw niya sa sambahayan.

Xi’s Manila visit ‘more optics than substance’

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:35 PM

It's only a reprieve. Critics warn against the implementation of the planned oil and gas deal that commits Manila to a cooperation scheme with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea.

LEISURELY DISCUSSION. Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) gestures as Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) looks on during a state banquet at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. Photo by Mark Cristino/PoolAFP

'Forces' in gov't pushed for PH-China oil deal – Locsin

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the oil and gas deal with China 'wasn't being pushed' by President Rodrigo Duterte himself

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr holds a press briefing on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 15, 2018. Malacañang photo

Locsin bares parts of Philippines' oil deal with China

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says he needs China's permission to release the complete oil deal signed during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (left) and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi share a light moment during the latter's official visit to Davao City, Philippines, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

A big neighbor comes to visit: Highlights of Xi’s PH trip

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The Chinese President's visit leaves Filipinos with more questions than answers

China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte waves to members of the media after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

What can bring Cayetano and Arroyo together? Xi Jinping

Nov 21, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appear to be friendly after the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

ALL SMILES. Once rivals, former foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano greets House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sara Duterte on welcoming Xi: Painful heels worth the honor

Nov 21, 2018 - 4:36 PM

Wardrobe pains aside, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter says she was happy to have a chance to personally thank Chinese leader Xi Jinping for visiting the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accompanies President Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China as the latter is accorded foyer honors upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace for his state visit to the Philippines on November 20, 2018. Malacanang Photo

Gov't to release 'all pertinent information' on Xi state visit – Panelo

Nov 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

The Palace says no copies of signed agreements have been released because the office in charge, the Department of Foreign Affairs, has been busy with Chinese President's Xi Jinping's second day of activities

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte on November 20, 2018. Screengrab from RTVM

PH-China deal on oil, gas dev't creates body to study joint exploration

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Up to the last minute, uncertainty clouded what kind of oil and gas deal would come out of Xi's state visit. The MOU appears to be a softer version of the framework earlier prepared.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) react after a joint press statement at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. Photo by Mark Cristino/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Xi Jinping's state visit to the Philippines

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Watch highlights of Chinese President Xi Jinping's 2-day state visit on Rappler

How are PH-China deals affecting Filipino communities

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:17 PM

While Xi Jinping was walking along the red carpet in Malacañang, a crowd at the Chinese Consulate in Makati City was denouncing his visit to the Philippines

NOT WELCOME. Protesters gather in front of the Chinese Embassy in Makati City to denounce the state visit of President Xi Jinping to the Philippines. Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

#XiJinPooh: Filipinos troll Xi Jinping via Winnie the Pooh memes

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:16 PM

It's not been a red-carpet welcome for the Chinese leader online

From Michael Yang to Dennis Uy: Who's who at Xi Jinping state banquet

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:21 PM

Lawmakers like Arthur Yap and Sonny Belmonte, leaders of Filipino-Chinese groups, and even a reporter from a Chinese television station are guests at the state dinner

LIST: Deals signed during Xi Jinping's trip to Philippines

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness the exchange of 29 documents – a mix of memoranda of understanding, letters, and commercial contracts

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte accompanies President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China as the latter is accorded foyer honors upon his arrival at the Malacañang for his state visit to the Philippines on November 20, 2018. Malacanang photo

PH, China sign deal on oil, gas development in West PH Sea

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Philippine and Chinese officials exchange 'memorandum of understanding on oil and gas development' during Xi Jinping's historic state visit

China's President Xi Jinping (centre L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (C) walk to their bilateral meeting after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Xi Jinping: Friendship, cooperation 'only correct choice' for PH, China

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:11 PM

President Duterte says the Philippines is ready for a 'new chapter of openness' but emphasizes that the relationship with China must be in the spirit of 'respect for sovereign equality'

Chinese President Xi Jinping trooping the line with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang Palace grounds on November 20, 2018. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Red-carpet PH welcome for Xi Jinping amid protests

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Filipino-Chinese families gather outside President Xi Jinping's hotel to catch a glimpse of the visiting leader as cops in riot gear guard the streets to deter protests

EXCTIED. Chinese-Filipinos stand outside the Shangrila Hotel at Bonifacio Global City to try and see Chinese President Xi as he arrives. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

IN PHOTOS: Groups to Xi Jinping: 'Stay out of West PH Sea'

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Various groups gather outside the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on the first day of President Xi Jinping's Manila visit to assert the Philippines' sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea

FOR THE PHILIPPINES. Men in masks make their own statement during a protest at the Chinese Consulate in light of Xi Jinping's PH state visit on November 20, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Carpio fact-checks Xi Jinping on 14th-century Chinese explorer

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says that Chinese explorer Zheng He 'never visited the Philippines' as Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio speaks at 'Kasarinlan: A Philippine Foreign Policy Forum' on July 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: Other countries should assert Hague ruling

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Malacañang sees the value in pressuring China to abide by the 2016 Hague ruling even as President Rodrigo Duterte himself has said that doing so would only provoke China

Activists participate on a protest in front of the Chinese Consular office in Manila on July 12, 2018, to mark the second anniversary of a UN-backed tribunal ruling in July 2016 saying there was no basis for China's claims to most of the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague in July 2016 ruled that there was no legal basis for Beijing's claims to much of the South China Sea, embodied in a "nine-dash line" that dates from 1940s maps and stretches close to other countries' coasts, a decision which China angrily rejected. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Panelo: 'Doesn't matter' if China drafted joint exploration deal

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Malacañang gives assurances that, regardless of the origin of a draft agreement, Philippine government officials will have studied the document carefully

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

China Telecom, DICT ink deal for submarine broadband infrastructure

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The meeting between DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr and China Telecom Chairman Yang Jie coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Manila

FULL TEXT: Xi Jinping's arrival statement in Philippines

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'China stands ready to work with the Philippines for even greater progress in our relations,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives in Manila for a state visit

XI IS HERE. China's President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Philippines

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'Our relations have now seen a rainbow after the rain,' says Xi Jinping, the first Chinese president to make a state visit to the Philippines in 13 years

STATE VISIT. Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to photographers shortly after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

[OPINION] Open up a new future together for China-Philippine relations

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping writes: "As a Philippine proverb goes, 'Seize today, or you will lose tomorrow.' China will work with the Philippines to seize the opportunity and go along with the trend of our time.'

Release of 'skewed' SWS poll on China 'suspect' – Malacañang

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo finds it suspicious that the survey was released hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his state visit

Fisherfolk members of Akbayan troop to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati City on June 11, 2018, the eve of Independence Day to protest China's thievery and harassment against Filipino fisherfolks in the Scarborough Shoal. The fisherfolks are protesting the Chinese Coast Guards' act of stealing fish from their hard-earned catch. Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters call on the people to fight for independence and for China to get out of Philippine territory. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] An open letter to President Xi Jinping

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Given its stature and power, Your Excellency, it is imperative that China play its proper role in adhering to the rule of law to preserve stability, security, and peace in the world so that we may all continue to pursue our aspirations for development and progress

5 ways Duterte made good on his pivot to China

Nov 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM

As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Manila, Rappler takes a look at how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's 'pivot' to China has materialized

President Duterte was warmly welcomed by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping in time for the first session of the Leaders' Roundtable which was centered on the theme 'Policy Synergy for Closer Partnership'. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH quietly prepares joint exploration deal with China for Xi visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) The framework for joint exploration of South China Sea's oil and gas resources could be the highlight of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Philippines


CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

Why Winnie the Pooh is popping up on your social media feeds

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Users change their profile pictures on social media to the adorable yellow bear ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines

NOT IN CHINA. The beloved Hundred Acre Wood character isn't so welcome in China. Screengrab from Facebook/WinniethePooh

Over 5,000 cops to secure Xi visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

NCRPO chief Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says 'extensive' security and coordination preparations were done for the Chinese president’s upcoming Philippine visit

SAFETY. The PNP deploys over 5,500 cops for the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Xi Jinping's schedule of activities in PH

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Highlights of the Chinese President's November 20 to 21 visit to Manila include a state banquet hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and courtesy calls by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III

POWER. Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin on May 14, 2017. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/AFP

From princeling to president: Who is Chinese President Xi Jinping?

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership is driven by his vision of the 'Chinese dream' – the great renewal and rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in all aspects

STRONGMAN. Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched various reforms to achieve the 'Chinese dream' but his leadership continues to be marred by controversies. File Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


State visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Philippines

Nov 17, 2018 - 5:08 PM

News, analysis, and videos on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines, November 20-21, 2018

From duets to sea disputes: When Chinese presidents visit Philippines

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Remember the duet of Fidel V. Ramos and Jiang Zemin, or the awkward walk of Noynoy Aquino and Xi Jinping?

PH-CHINA DUET. Chinese President Jiang Zemin (L) and Philippine President Fidel Ramos (R) sing a duet number with a string quartet at a state dinner for Jiang in Malacañang Palace on November 26, 1996. Photo by AFP

PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China's Xi Jinping

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting the Philippines, shares many things in common with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Xi Jinping to visit PH from November 20-21

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:13 PM

The last Chinese president to make a state visit to the Philippines was Hu Jintao in 2005, during the Arroyo administration which also enjoyed strong ties with Beijing

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says China's Xi vowed to protect him from ouster

May 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'We will not allow you to be taken out from your office,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recalls Chinese President Xi Jinping telling him

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Chinese President Xi to visit Philippines in November

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Xi Jinping's visit will take place after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit from November 12 to 18 in Papua New Guinea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping prior to the start of the dinner hosted by the Chinese President at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China warns U.S. not to allow Taiwan stopover

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 PM

Reports say Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Hawaii and the US territory of Guam next week

STOPOVER. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Photo by Sam YEH/AFP

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

US President Donald Trump remains at loggerheads with fellow leaders over climate change as the most fractious and violent G20 summit to date drew to a close ahead of fresh mass protests

ON FIRE. Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

China sends condolences to PH over Typhoon Nina victims

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:20 PM

China is ready to provide emergency assistance Chinese President Xi Jinping assures President Rodrigo Duterte

AFFECTED POPULATION. Typhoon Nina, which made landfall on Christmas Day, affected over 1.5 million people or 326,632 families in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Region 5, and Region 8. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja

Xi warns of globalization backlash at BRICS summit

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says deep seated imbalances that triggered the [2008] financial crisis are far from being resolved

In this photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau on October 16, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit in Goa. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE / AFP PHOTO / PIB / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE

China's Xi warns against 'empty talk' as G20 summit opens

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED President Xi Jinping urges his fellow world leaders to steer the global economy back to the road of strong balanced comprehensive and sustainable growth

(Front row L-R) Brazil's President Michel Temer, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China's President Xi Jinping, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi; (2nd Row L-R) Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachith, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chad's President Idriss Deby, Senegal's President Macky Sall, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker; (3rd row L-R) Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, (unknown), IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and three others pose for family photo in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5. / AFP PHOTO / Greg BAKER

China's propaganda department not good enough at propaganda – gov't

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:20 PM

A gov t investigating panel says the department should make propaganda appear more valid by enhancing its attractiveness and appeal

epa03481383 A picture made available on 22 November 2012, shows a decade old hand painted propaganda mural created to promote the efforts of the local Mayor for transportation services, elderly care, food supply and schooling for children, in the outskirts of Beijing, China, 21 November 2012. The murals were produced under the auspices of the Communist Party officials to directly target the semi literate farming families. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

Panama Papers: Family of China's President Xi implicated

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED At least 8 current or former members of the Politburo Standing Committee are implicated in the leaked documents

epa05234560 Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on after signing a bilateral treaty of partnership with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. China's President Xi Jinping arrived the previous day for a two-day state visit to Prague. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Protests greet Chinese president in Prague

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Protests greet Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives in Prague on the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the Czech Republic

WELCOME. People of the Chinese community living in Czech Republic wait in front of Chinese and Czech flags for the arrival of the Chinese President near the Ruzyne airport on March 28, 2016, in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP

Giant pandas from China arrive in South Korea

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:55 PM

A female panda named Aibao and a male panda named Lebao get a red carpet welcome in Seoul

A panda named as Lebao (pleasant treasure) is seen during a welcoming ceremony for a pair of giant pandas born in China, at a cargo terminal of the Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on March 3, 2016. A pair of giant pandas, a state gift to South Korea from Chinese President Xi Jinping, arrived in Seoul on March 3 to a red-carpet welcome. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE

China signs giant Airbus deal as Merkel visits

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Thursday s agreement also include the confirmation of 30 options for twin aisle A330s

SIGNED. The deal was signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Image from Airbus website