Philippines-China relations

Xi tells Marcos stability on South China Sea issues key to good bilateral ties

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Xi tells Marcos stability on South China Sea issues key to good bilateral ties

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on November 17. Photo from the Office of the Press Secretary

Office of the Press Secretary

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok

BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping told Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jr at a meeting on Thursday, November 17, that the strength of bilateral ties hinged on stable relations at sea, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Xi was referring to disputes over areas of the South China Sea that have plagued relations between Beijing and Manila.

CCTV said Xi also told Marcos on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok that the two countries need to stick to amicable negotiations to resolve differences over South China Sea issues.

– Rappler.com

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  1. ET

    What is the meaning of “stable relations at sea”? Does it mean “don’t mess up with PRC”?

  2. ET

    When will ever our Political Leadership learn about the “Divide and Conquer” strategy applied by the PRC through its President Xi Jinping? Seems like a repeat of former President Duterte’s mistake.