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OFWs in China as spies? 'Preposterous,' says Lorenzana

Aug 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana points out that Chinese companies are mandated to provide intelligence to their government, unlike overseas Filipino workers

DEFENSE CHIEF. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (center) with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left). Photo from the Chinese Embassy in Manila

In a rare move, China congratulates House Speaker Cayetano

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua says China 'stands ready' to work with new House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano toward 'brighter bilateral relations' and exchanges between the two countries' legislatures

NEW SPEAKER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano takes his oath as House Speaker, with presidential son and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and other lawmakers standing behind him. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

China to Philippines: 'We won't take the first shot'

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says that Beijing is committed to a peaceful settlement of disputes

'PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT.' China says it is committed to ''peaceful settlement' of disputes in the South China Sea. Photos from the Chinese Embassy in Manila

PH refuses to summon China envoy over boat sinking

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Bakit, may kasalanan ba ito, kailangan bang magpaliwanag sa atin?' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on the sidelines of the ceremonial turnover of the military assistance gratis from the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang photo

China envoy vows probe into Philippine boat sinking

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'Incidents happen even in the best regulated family,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua tells Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

STRONG TIES. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua whispers to President Rodrigo Duterte during the groundbreaking for the planned Binondo-Intramuros bridge on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Panelo changes tune on loans: From 'no say' to 'equal footing' with China

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:20 PM

A week ago, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had said the Philippines had no say in the loan agreements with China as it is merely a borrower

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on the sidelines of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee head Song Tao's courtesy call on the President at Matina Enclaves in Davao City on March 27, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo to 'politely ask' China envoy to stop deploying ships near Pag-asa

Apr 01, 2019 - 2:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman also says the Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest about the Chinese vessels, but no details are provided

President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo after the 5th Cabinet meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Chinese ambassador commends cop in taho-throwing incident

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Chinese envoy Zhao Jianhua tells President Rodrigo Duterte that he admires the 'professionalism' and 'retraint' of Police Officer 1 William Cristobal, says Malacañang

Photo from Mandaluyong police

[OPINION] Working together for the golden age of PH-China relations

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'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

Chinese embassy gifts Davao City with 13 schoolbuildings

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:53 PM

'The donation is a sincere appreciation to President Duterte’s policy on China,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

Duterte clears wealthy 'drug pusher,' cites close ties to Chinese envoy

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says the suspected drug pusher, a Davao businessman, cannot be involved in illegal drugs as he enjoys close ties with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

President Rodrigo Duterte attends the groundbreaking for the planned Binondo-Intramuros bridge with Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua and other officials in Manila on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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At least 206 families, 829 individuals evacuees in Barangay Silangan in Quezon City on Wednesday, 18, 2018 who gather at the Barangay covered court for shelter due to continues downpour enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry that left their houses flooded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

China denies 'debt trap' in grants for Philippines

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:10 PM

'I think your economic team is smart enough,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

CLOSER TIES. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua whispers to President Rodrigo Duterte at the groundbreaking of the planned Binondo-Intramuros bridge on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

PTV to air Chinese series, cartoons, movies dubbed in Tagalog

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

This is 'DreamWorks made in China,' says Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua at the inauguration of China TV Theater on PTV

China invasion of PH? 'Nonsense,' says Chinese envoy

Jun 12, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We have never thought of going to war with our good neighbor, our good friend that is the Philippines,' says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on the landing of a Chinese plane in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on the sidelines of the ceremonial turnover of the military assistance gratis from the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China allows Filipinos to fish in Panatag 'out of goodwill'

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:18 AM

(UPDATED) The Chinese embassy says China Coast Guard personnel 'have always acted in accordance with the law,' even as a television report shows them taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag Shoal

PANATAG SHOAL. Protesters troop to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on June 11, 2018, the eve of Independence Day, to protest harassment of Filipino fishermen in Panatag Shoal. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chinese envoy: 'Bad apples' in China Coast Guard to be disciplined

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:55 AM

But the China Coast Guard personnel may have just been trading goods with Filipino fishermen, says Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

Pampanga gets P7.7-M anti-bird flu 'token' from China

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'China is also a friend of Pampanga,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says during the turnover of the check to the provincial government

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Envoy insists on right of China to fish around Pag-asa

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Chinese ambassador Zhao Jianhua invokes commitment to the Declaration of Conduct, an agreement China has repeatedly violated in the past

CAMP AGUINALDO VISIT. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is in Camp Aguinaldo on October 5 to hand over Chinese assault rifles

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China gives P370M in guns, ammunition to PH

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:25 PM

China donates around 3 000 rifles and 6 million pieces of ammunition to help the Philippines with its battle against terrorists in Marawi City

President Rodrigo Duterte, beside him is China Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jian Hua, checks the one of the sniper rifles given by the Republic of China as part of their urgent military assistance to the Phiippines during its turnover ceremony at the Clark Airbase in Mabalacat, Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/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

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

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U.S., China envoys compete for attention on eve of Duterte birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Both ambassadors discuss security concerns with the Philippine President Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua also gives Duterte a birthday gift

DIPLOMAT'S GIFT. President Rodrigo Duterte examines the birthday gift of Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jian Hua at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 27, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte, China envoy discuss 'proper handling' of sea row

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua says a bilateral mechanism on the South China Sea dispute is needed to avoid misunderstandings

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Mar 24, 2017 - 9:20 AM

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Chinatown New Year countdown led by Erap, China envoy

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada together with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua lead the new year s eve countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

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In this file photo, a Lao police security stands guard at the entrance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

China on Year of Rooster: Duterte 'a wise builder'

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:15 PM

We will see more bridges and railways built more ports upgraded more flight routes opened Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on January 17, 2017, as China Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin looks on. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

DSWD gets P100M from China for anti-poverty programs

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:25 PM

The money will be used to fund livelihood programs and strengthen anti disaster and relief programs says the social welfare department

DONATION. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua sign a Memorandum of Understanding on December 16 for a P100-million cash donation by China to finance DSWD's development and anti-poverty programs. Photo from DSWD website

PH military gets $14-M Christmas grant from China

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The grant will come in the form of weapons and defense assets – small arms fast boats and night vision goggles – that will boost the military s fight against terrorism and illegal drugs

China offers Philippines weapons for drug war

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Ambassador Zhao Jianhua confirms China is ready to supply the Philippines with weapons We re exploring the possibilities of providing arms light arms Zhao tells reporters

DUTERTE AND JIANHUA. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) talks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila on August 17, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis / AFP

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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

China gives PH millions after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Clarifying a previous statement the Philippines says it is open to receiving foreign donations for disaster victims as long as donors impose no conditions

CHINESE AID. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is seen with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in this handout photo on October 24, 2016, as China announces millions in typhoon aid for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Chinese embassy

PH welcomes China bid for consulate in Davao

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:09 PM

This comes as China lifts its travel advisory cautioning its nationals against traveling to the Philippines

PHILIPPINE LEADER. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte to visit drug rehab center in Beijing

Oct 15, 2016 - 4:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will also visit a traffic control center in Beijing Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua says

FIGHTING DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit a rehabilitation center in China next week, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

China to lift travel warning vs PH during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says he is eyeing to attract one million Chinese tourists to the Philippines by the end of 2017

Chinese to fund 12-hectare drug rehab center in PH

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The area of the drug rehabilitation center is equivalent to around 17 soccer fields combined

China to avoid 'divisive' sea ruling during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s trip to China will be focusing on the things that unite us Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says

CHINA TRIP. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, October 14. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Sun rises 'beautifully' on Philippines ties – China envoy

Sep 28, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The clouds are fading away The sun is rising over the horizon and will shine beautifully on the new chapter of bilateral relations Zhao says according to a copy of the speech released by the mission Wednesday

ZHAO JIANHUA. This photo taken on August 29, 2016 shows Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua talking to journalists after attending the Philippines' National Heroes' Memorial in Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

China envoy: Illegal drugs 'enemy of all mankind'

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Zhao Jianhua the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines says China is ready to implement a bilateral plan of action with the Philippines to fight illegal drugs

TIES VS DRUGS. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (right) vows to work with the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) against illegal drugs. File photo by Malacañang

Philippines summons China envoy amid war on drugs

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Philippines will also send a note verbale to China to pursue the drug issue on a more aggressive note

COMPLEX TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO

'Game of diplomats' begins in West Philippine Sea

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler

'GAME OF DIPLOMATS.' Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO