Rappler's latest stories on Philippines China relations
Now the world's second biggest economy and a major power all around, China no longer hesitates to bully and cheat its way around client nations
Former president Benigno Aquino III relied heavily on the United States, while President Duterte swung hard toward China. Is there a middle ground?
That is, if China agrees to the terms in the template petroleum service contract of the Department of Energy, governed by Philippine laws
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim that she is 'very proud' of American investments in Clark
'Disappointment comes to mind as expectations for their being trained in the law have not been reached,' says the President's spokesman
The agreement states that Belt and Road Initiative projects must have the 'strictest respect for national laws' and that there should be 'complete transparency'
Asked if the actions of the Chinese Coast Guard violate Philippine rights, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says, 'We don't know it yet'
The document states that the Philippines and China will come up with joint oil and gas exploration agreements in one year
Saglit na panahon pa, mamamahinga na rin si Tatay. At tayong malakas pa ang magpapasan ng bunga ng pagbubugaw niya sa sambahayan.
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Ambassador Albert del Rosario agree that 'nothing is being given away' in the oil deal between the Philippines and China
The Duterte government must pause and consult the Filipino people about the increasing number of Chinese deals, out of sheer prudence and transparency, if anything else
'Our interests should always come first when we deepen relations with other nations,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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
Chinese President Xi Jinping says there is wisdom in the saying, 'All creatures may grow together without harming each other'
Philippine and Chinese officials exchange 'memorandum of understanding on oil and gas development' during Xi Jinping's historic state visit
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo finds it suspicious that the survey was released hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his state visit
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
Most Filipinos reject President Duterte's policy of inaction in the West Philippine Sea, according to a Social Weather Stations poll released on the day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines
(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
(UPDATED) China saw President Benigno Aquino III as 'provocative' and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as 'receptive,' an international think tank says
'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
Before attending the ASEAN-China Summit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shares his views on the much-awaited Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
'I am privy to dialogue and talks within the executive department and slowly, we are realizing the fact that they do agree that those areas are ours,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
But Malacañang says it still needs to 'validate' news reports quoting Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang about Beijing-controlled weather stations in the Spratlys
The Philippines' trade gap swells to $26 billion year-to-date, 65% higher than the $15.7-billion deficit in 2017
'The donation is a sincere appreciation to President Duterte’s policy on China,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua
'In a purpose-driven foreign policy, how many doesn't really matter,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as he is grilled by Senator Risa Hontiveros
'Hindi ba karapat-dapat lamang na maging kaibigan natin ang China?' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
'You cannot create an island and you say that the air above the artificial island is your own,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a rare statement critical of Beijing
The Duterte administration lauds improving relations with China. Critics regret the government's inordinately forgiving foreign policy.
Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.
Former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales says 'within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities'
'We will not allow you to be taken out from your office,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recalls Chinese President Xi Jinping telling him
'Not since the Japanese invasion of World War II has the Philippines been exposed to such a real and physical threat to its territorial integrity and national sovereignty,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Yet the Palace expresses concern over the reported new missiles and says the issue will be addressed through 'diplomatic means'
'President Xi is a friend. We'll share with you,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on his planned joint exploration with China
'We're talking about sovereignty here. We're not just talking about [the] economic provision per se,' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft
'The principal issue is still the question of: How do you deal with the constitutional limits that are before us?' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is bent on fast-tracking the proposed joint exploration between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea
The former Philippine president considers Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'very important person in a very important country'
(UPDATED) An exchange of letters on broadcasting equipment and on an agri-tech center also takes place during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Boao, China
Xi Jinping's visit will take place after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit from November 12 to 18 in Papua New Guinea
'China and the Philippines will bloom and you and I are in the middle of the flower,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells a China Central Television reporter during a press conference
Before flying off to China for the 3rd time, the Philippine leader says he has no plans of bringing up reclamation and construction activities by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea
As President Rodrigo Duterte marks his 73rd birthday, Chinese President Xi Jinping praises the 'turnaround' in ties between the Philippines and China
China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino household service workers, but there will be challenges and restrictions
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Aaron Jed Rabena says China could be considered 'compliant' with the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling if there were peace and stability in the West Philippine Sea
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute
The President says negotiations for joint exploration with China are underway. He suggests a sharing scheme of two-thirds for the Philippines and one-third for China.