Duterte China visit - updates

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Duterte knew raising Hague ruling with Xi was futile

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte admits having no plan to assert Philippine rights using the Hague ruling, apart from mentioning it in a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang Photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Duterte, Xi beyond the hype

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:54 AM

As he enters the last phase of his term, can Duterte afford to appear and sound like a wimp alongside his fellow Southeast Asian leaders? And for what? For China’s empty promises and intrusions into our territories?

Duterte's pitch to Chinese businessmen: I'll make corrupt officials eat money

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Some 300 Chinese and Filipino businessmen attend a business forum organized for President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China

SALES PITCH. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the Philippines-China Business Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing on August 30, 2019. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Duterte tells Xi of 'deep concern' over Chinese warships intrusion

Aug 30, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Philippine President wants Chinese warships to abide by laws on innocent passage, saying not doing so runs counter to their efforts at managing the sea row

NO PERMISSION. The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command reported 5 Chinese warships passed Philippine waters in July and August 2019. Photo from AFP-Westmincom

China to import more Philippine agricultural goods, Xi tells Duterte

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Philippine trade chief Ramon Lopez says China also intends to import industrial goods

Workers files stock of round shape fruits at the Balintawak Market on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, six days before the Buena Noche to welcome the New Year. The Filipinos welcome the New Year's Eve by serving 12 kinds of round fruits on the table during Buena Noche, believed to welcome prosperity and abundance for the household. The 12 kinds of round fruits on the table represents each month in a year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte meets Jackie Chan in China

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:42 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte and his ever-present former aide Senator Bong Go pose with Jackie Chan for photos while on an official trip in China

Xi refuses to recognize Hague ruling after Duterte brings it up

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:40 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Xi Jinping that the arbitral ruling is 'final' and 'binding' but the Chinese leader says his country is 'not budging' from its position

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping inside the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing prior to their bilateral meeting on August 29, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Locsin breaks through 'Great Firewall' of China

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr initially bids farewell to Twitter before leaving for China, where the social media platform is blocked. But the silence doesn't last long.

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr answers questions from media after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

In Xi meeting, Duterte sees 'stronger momentum' in PH-China ties

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Despite 'challenges,' the Philippines and China remain true to their 'friendship,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during the portion of his meeting with Xi Jinping open to the media

'DESPITE CHALLENGES.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping before the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang photo

LIST: 6 agreements signed during Duterte-Xi August 29 meeting

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

One of the deals is a loan agreement covering a project management consultancy contract given to a Chinese firm for the PNR South Long Haul railway project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a warm welcome upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 28, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-adviser Michael Yang hosts private lunch for Duterte in China

Aug 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Only select Philippine officials are invited to lunch at a roast duck restaurant, an activity which does not appear on President Duterte's official China schedule

CONSULTANT.' President Rodrigo Duterte and adviser Michael Yang sit beside each other. Photo from Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

Duterte arrives in China to tackle sea row, economic pledges with Xi

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:32 PM

The Philippine President lands in China for his awaited fifth visit where he will raise West Philippine Sea issues and call for the fast-tracking of big-ticket Chinese projects

CHINA-BOUND. President Rodrigo Duterte boards a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on August 28, 2019. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential photo

When Duterte meets with Xi: What West PH Sea deals were reached in past talks?

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Here's a compilation of key agreements on the West Philippine Sea reached during bilateral meetings between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Duterte has to do more than ‘raise’ Hague ruling with Xi – Carpio

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:47 PM

The Philippine President has to gather support from the international community and take action in the West Philippine Sea, or China may just ignore him, maritime law experts say

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) raise a toast during a state banquet 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/PoolAFP

Lorenzana wants Duterte to bring up warship incursions during China visit

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'Where did they come from? Where are they going? Obviously they are going back to China pero ang mas malaking question, saan sila galing at bakit sila dumadaan sa Sibutu Strait?' asks the defense chief

LORENZANA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants President Rodrigo Duterte to bring up with China's President Xi Jinping the illegitimate passage of Chinese warships in Philippine waters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to 'invoke' Hague ruling in next China visit

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:29 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also wants to discuss the proposed joint exploration for oil and gas with Chinese President Xi Jinping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Joint 69th National Security Council and 70th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Founding Anniversary on July 31, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

19 deals with Chinese businesses signed during Duterte's China trip

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:47 PM

If all the agreements are implemented by the Filipino and Chinese companies, they could bring in $12.2 billion worth of investments, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by one of the leaders in attendance during the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on April 26, 2019. Malacañang photo

Duterte, Xi agree to resolve Pag-asa Island row through talks

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:40 PM

(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes 'good neighborliness,' while Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says allies should strengthen, 'not destroy,' each other

PH–CHINA REAFFIRM FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping reaffirm their friendship and commitment to a stronger development partnership as they hold a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 25, 2019 ahead of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Malacañang photo

Duterte tells Xi: Belt and Road Forum chance to affirm valued ties

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness the signing of agreements on investment cooperation and funding for drug rehabilitation centers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 25, 2019. Malacañang photo

Duterte flies to China amid West PH Sea controversies

Apr 24, 2019 - 4:02 PM

This is President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth visit to China since he assumed office in 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte (R) raise a toast during a state banquet 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/PoolAFP

10 more Chinese companies intend to invest in PH

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:21 PM

During President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China, Chinese companies say they intend to put in a total of P470 billion worth of investments

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio arrive at the BFA International Convention Center in Boao, People’s Republic of China for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 on April 10, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte contingent in China: 'Show of force'

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:37 PM

A tourism boom usually results in a 1:1 job creation This could translate into 1 2 million jobs created by the targeted one million tourist arrivals by end of 2017

POWER LUNCH. President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhiao Jianhua (right) and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left) as they walk along Wangfujing Street in Beijing going to Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant for a lunch on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte and Xi talked about fishing rights in Scarborough Shoal

Oct 23, 2016 - 12:27 AM

’ll leave it to the Chinese authorities what they will do in the next few days Let us see what develops in the days to come says Duterte hinting at possible developments on the sticky issue of fishing rights

TALKING MARITIME DISPUTE. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping are welcomed by Chinese students during the arrival ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

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

China commits $9B in 'soft loans' for PH drug rehab, dev't projects

Oct 20, 2016 - 10:31 PM

Around 15 million P720 million of these loans will be devoted to drug rehabilitation programs

CHINA'S PROMISE. President Rodrigo Duterte is accompanied by China President Xi Jinping during his arrival at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte: West PH Sea dispute ‘takes back seat’ in state visit

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:54 PM

I did not come here to agree to talk about the dispute the President tells reporters in Beijing

How Duterte's China trip could help the economy

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The Philippines infrastructure agricultural sector and consumer firms all stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with the Asian superpower

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

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

PH, China businessmen to sign MOUs during Duterte's Beijing visit

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Around 400 Filipino businessmen are set to join President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China

Duterte before China trip: Let's not dwell on Scarborough Shoal

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:40 PM

But the President says he will ask China to allow Filipino fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea

PLIGHT OF FISHERMEN. President Duterte says he hopes China will allow Filipino fishermen to fish in Scarborough Shoal. File photo by Ace Morandante/PPD