Philippines China relations
ARTICLE FINDER

Oops! PH uses Taiwan logo in event to thank China

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Ironically, the event was to mark a 'new era' of ties between the Philippine and Chinese militaries following years of tension over control of the West Philippine Sea

WRONG LOGO. The Philippine Department of National Defense uses the logo of Taiwan's Ministry of Defense in event with China. Rappler photo

Duterte meets with chief of U.S. Pacific Command

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

On the same day Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives officers of the China Communications Construction Company

PACOM CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Admiral Harry Harris Jr, commander of the US Pacific Command, who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañang on August 23, 2017. Malacañang photo

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Alejano: Does PH have 'strategy of silence' in West Philippine Sea?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Have we already adopted the strategy of silence inaction and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China? asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

WHAT'S THE POLICY? Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano criticized DFA secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over recent statements made concerning the West Philippine Sea. File photo

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: Joint dev't deal in disputed sea should favor PH

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The statement comes after President Rodrigo Duterte s meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who backs joint development in the West Philippine Sea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Ambassador of the United  Kingdom to the Philippines Asif Ahmad who paid a courtesy call on  the President at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on July 25,  2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:41 PM

It will not be a unilateral action from the Philippines because the premise of the president is peace and stability and unilateral action by anybody leads to destabilization Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters

JOINT SEA OIL SEARCH? China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) attend a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Joint development in disputed sea must follow PH laws – Cayetano

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:40 PM

We re exploring if we can explore Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says of the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea

MEETING OF MINDS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) hold a joint press conference in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

China offers self as 'good brother' of Philippines

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Manila Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges the region to stand together against non regional forces in the South China Sea disputes

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (R) after signing the guestbook in Manila on July 25, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China's top diplomat visits PH, urges joint development

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns that unilateral development in disputed waters might lead to tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking at a joint press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taguig City on on July 25, 2017 in Taguig. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

West PH Sea worth more than $24B from China – Carpio

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea is much much higher than the Philippines 24 billion package from China SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says he is sure the value of the West Philippine Sea's riches 'is much, much higher' than the Philippines' $24-billion package from China. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

Rally world around Hague ruling, experts tell PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out so how can you expect the world to support us? says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

HAGUE RULING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (4th from left) and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (5th) lead the group of panelists at a forum on July 12, 2017, the first anniversary of the historic hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

China eyes more English teachers, domestic workers from PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says this is China s way of helping in Philippine development in view of improved bilateral ties under President Rodrigo Duterte

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. China is eyeing to hire English teachers from the Philippines. File photo of teacher from AFP

Talk to China or go to war? 'False option,' Carpio says

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3 warfare strategy of China or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo   WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo

Justice Carpio hits Duterte policy after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:59 PM

I do not at all blame the DFA for this because the chief architect of our foreign policy is not the DFA but the President SC Senior Associate Justice Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio criticizes the Duterte administration's policy on the West Philippine Sea. Rappler file photo

PH urged to 'reassume leadership' a year after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Even today countries hope for us to lead from our position of strength says ex DFA chief Albert del Rosario

ICON OF DIPLOMACY. Albert del Rosario, 76, formally steps down as the Philippines' foreign affairs chief on March 7, 2016, after 5 years in service. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte on Huang Rulun probe: 'Ayaw ko makialam diyan'

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:10 PM

While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn t want to interfere in China s domestic affairs he thanks the Chinese tycoon for being kind to Filipinos

China offers Philippines more aid against drugs, terrorism

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says In the future in keeping with the Philippines needs we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help

AID. Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Palace 'respects' China's probe into Huang Rulun

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is one with China in weeding out corruption

PH-friendly Chinese tycoon probed for bribery – report

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Huang Rulun who donated P1 4 billion to the Duterte government to build drug rehabilitation centers is being investigated by Chinese authorities for bribery according to reports

'GOOD SAMARITAN.' Chinese tycoon Huang Rulun poses for a photo during the inauguration of the mega drug rehabilitation center. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday June 27

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with (from left) Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Social Welfare Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Health Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle during a simple turnover of the P15-million check donated by the Chinese government at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. The check is intended for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Malacañan Photo

Ombudsman junks treason, espionage complaint vs Aquino, Trillanes

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Ombudsman says the Philippines backchannel talks with China during the Aquino administration do not constitute treason or espionage

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hi Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

Duterte told Trump to 'keep the pressure' on N. Korea

May 24, 2017 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US based The Intercept shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the madman of this generation

PHONE CALL. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the phone with the help of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Malacañang file photo

Cayetano denies China 'bullying' Philippines with war threat

May 23, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The context was not threatening each other that we ll go to war Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano attends his flag ceremony as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs on May 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Senators to Duterte: Why tolerate China's war threat?

May 22, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union s supposed interference but allowing China to make threats

WAR THREAT. President Rodrigo Duterte revealed parts of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping, saying the latter threatened to use force if the Philippines goes ahead with its exploration in Reed Bank. File photo by Malacañang

DFA urged to file protest over China's war threat

May 21, 2017 - 7:05 PM

This comes after China reportedly threatened the Philippines with war if it forces the issue of the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. New DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is urged to file a diplomatic protest against China for its war threat. Rappler photo

Duterte hits ex-DFA chief: 'Daldal nang daldal'

May 19, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The President slams former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario for criticizing his foreign policy especially on the South China Sea dispute

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by his partner Honeylet during the departure in Beijing Capital International Airport in China on May 15, 2017. Along with the Philippine delegation, Pres. Duterte and his partner Honeylet have their picture taken while onboard the presidential plane going back to the Philippines after the successful engagement in Cambodia, Hongkong and China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa: China 'might' give PNP rifles

May 17, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the possible gift from China comes with no strings attached

FREE RIFLES? The PNP chief says China might just give new rifles to the PNP. File photo by Lito Boras

Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Recto cautions Duterte vs $500-M arms loan from China

May 16, 2017 - 1:52 PM

There is no need to borrow from China It is cheaper to produce and maintain [defense equipment] locally than to import them says Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto

CALM DOWN. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto advises President Rodrigo Duterte to refine his manner of speaking. File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte: China 'sincere' about commitments to PH

May 16, 2017 - 8:08 AM

The Philippine leader gives the assurance to Filipinos amid concerns that loans from China for his ambitious infrastructure program may turn the country into a debt slave of the regional giant

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is escorted by Armed Forces Chief General Eduardo Año upon his arrival at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City after his successful engagement in Cambodia, Hongkong, and the Republic of China. In his arrival speech, Pres. Duterte expressed the gratitude that the country renewed and resolved to strengthen friendship and partnership among various countries including a step forward in peacefully managing disputes. He added that his primary agenda is the people’s welfare and reiterates his mandate to not only to build infrastructure but it is to build a strong and progressive nation.    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with full military honors upon his arrival at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City at dawn of May 16, 2017 following his successful visits to Cambodia, Hongkong, and the People's Republic of China.    Armed Forces of the Philippine Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año escorted the President as he walked past honor guards.    In his arrival speech, President Duterte expressed gratitude to the leaders of the countries he has visited as well as the countries that he had bilateral talks with on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China citing that Philippines has renewed and resolved to strengthen friendship and partnership with other countries.    President Duterte added that his primary agenda is to forge stronger ties so that he could improve the welfare of the Filipinos. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, China sign deal on P3.6-B grant for Pasig River bridges

May 15, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Duterte and Xi also witness the signing of 3 MOUs on human resource development energy and communications

PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte wishes success for South China Sea talks as he meets Xi, Li

May 15, 2017 - 9:55 PM

We should use this mechanism fully to dialogue openly monitor progress made says the Philippine President about the inaugural talks on the maritime dispute set for May 19

HOPING FOR SUCCESS. President Duterte and President Xi shake hands before their bilateral meeting at Great Hall of the People, Beijing. MPC pool photo

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

May 15, 2017 - 12:50 AM

In Beijing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with representatives of Poly Technologies one of China s most controversial defense firms

Duterte envoy De Venecia proposes joint development with China

May 14, 2017 - 4:35 PM

At the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing Duterte envoy Jose de Venecia Jr suggests turning the South China Sea into a zone of friendship

'POTENTIAL FOR PEACE.' Duterte's special envoy and former House Speaker Jose De Venecia proposes joint development of oil and natural gas in the South China Sea. Image from BRI livestream

VLOG: Beijing puts best foot forward for Belt and Road Forum

May 14, 2017 - 12:39 AM

Beijing makes sure the air is smog free and security is tighter for the Belt and Road Forum to be attended by over 20 world leaders

Will China help the Philippines achieve its railway dreams?

May 13, 2017 - 6:38 PM

China has the world s largest high speed railway network The Philippines meanwhile is hoping to get aid to boost its infrastructure

Photo by Acor Arceo/Rappler

First PH-China talks on sea row seek ‘bridge of understanding’

May 13, 2017 - 1:13 PM

The inaugural bilateral talks on the divisive South China Sea dispute will take place on the week of May 15 in southwestern China

BRIDGING THE GAP. Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Sta Romana looks forward to participating in the first bilateral talks between Philippines and China on the South China Sea dispute under the Duterte administration. Screenshot from Rappler FB Live

SC's Carpio: Philippines can't have VFA with China

May 10, 2017 - 2:50 PM

It s difficult to have a VFA with a country claiming your territory For me it is common sense says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

COMMON SENSE. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines cannot have a Visiting Forces Agreement with China. Rappler photo

China pushes economic diplomacy amid warm Philippine ties

May 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

PH officials studying military drills with China

May 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping

DRILLS WITH CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte tours Chinese warship Chang Chun in Davao City. Presidential photo

Duterte, Xi discuss South China Sea, North Korea in phone call

May 03, 2017 - 8:07 PM

3rd UPDATE Duterte speaking to Xi referred to China s important role in promoting peace [in] the Korean Peninsula says the DFA

Del Rosario, Yasay air opposing views on ASEAN statement

May 02, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a perilous road while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines chairmanship did the right thing

EX-DFA CHIEFS. Former Philippine foreign secretaries Albert del Rosario (left) and Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) air opposing views on the recent ASEAN Chairman's Statement. File photos of Del Rosario and Yasay from AFP

Pag-asa is ours, PH says amid China remarks

May 02, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is illegal for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea South China Sea islands

Duterte inspects China warships, jokes of missiles pointed to PH

May 01, 2017 - 11:25 PM

During a tour highlighting China s growing military might Duterte writes a message of peace on a warship s guest book: Weather the waves journey on seas of peace freedom and friendship

MILITARY MIGHT. President Duterte inspects various equipment aboard Chang Chun