Tag: Ph-China

Philippines Would Not Sanction Chinese Firms Involved in Building West Ph Sea Islands

The Philippines will not stop infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will make its own decisions, not those of a foreign power, the president’s spokesman said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte will not follow the United States move to sanction Chinese firms involved in building and militarising artificial South […]

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Two B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Patrol Over the Vicinity of West Philippine Sea

The two B-52H Stratofortress bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and crossed the vicinity of the West Philippine Sea, according to a statement issued by the US Pacific Air Forces. “This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement added. In […]

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People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Will be in The Philippines Tomorrow

Xi Jinping will visit Manila on November 20. The expected visit of the Chinese President to Manila is expected to position the Philippines-China relations ” as a new model of international relations,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. “We have every reason to believe that this visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the […]

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Malacanang Ignore Chinese Warship Drill in South China Sea

Beijing shows its military might this week as its aircraft carrier Liaoning undoubtedly took part in a huge naval drill. Malacañang downplayed the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, saying it is not a cause for concern for the Philippines. “No cause (for) alarm as a show of force is not directed […]

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Philippines Will Develop Petroleum Blocks Not Disputed by China

The Government has drafted plans to invite oil and gas companies to develop 14 petroleum blocks elsewhere in the archipelago nation.  A Philippine official told the Financial Times that the government was planning a roadshow in the UK, US, and Singapore during the third quarter of this year to drum up investors’ interest in the […]

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In Response to “US Freedom of Navigation” China Will Conduct Military Drills

In response to “freedom of navigation” operation on Friday, a US Navy destroyer USS Mustin came within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island (Mischief Reef / Kagitingan Reef) China has built. China’s air force will hold another round of drills in the West Philippine Sea and the Western Pacific, calling such exercises the best […]

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Philippines to Discuss Over Oil Exploration on ASEAN Meeting

  On Wednesday, the Philippine government tried to reassure Southeast Asian neighbors about its recommendation to associate with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed sea. President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped his predecessor’s policy opposing China’s claims and causing alarm among neighboring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano yesterday […]

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India – Not Just Land Dispute, China also Expanding Maritime Boundaries

Changing disputed boundaries with neighbors has signified a symbol of China’s external policy in recent years. In the context of the discussion at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction, it will be interesting to note that Beijing is involved in changing maritime boundaries with Japan in the East China Sea and a host of Southeast Asian nations in […]

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Chinese Foreign Minister – No to Foreign Intervention in West Philippine Sea

On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the Philippines and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations to unite and stand together in resisting intervention of “non-regional forces” in the South China Sea disputes. Without specifying any country, Wang Yi, who is on an official visit to Manila, warned that some […]

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Philippines Will Remain Friendly To China Despite Putting Facilities in Disputed Islands

DAVAO CITY, April 10 (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is firm on putting structures, including mounting the Philippine flag, in the West Philippine Sea, but emphasized the “Philippines will maintain good relations with the People’s Republic of China.” The President also stressed he will claim Philippine ownership over Benham Rise. “China can relax. We […]

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China Begins Building Floating Nuclear Power Plant

China officially began construction of its first offshore nuclear power plant, a presentation of a project that will operate domestically developed ACPR50S small modular reactor (SMR). In January 2016, Chinese state-owned energy companies, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on offshore oil […]

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Chinese Coast Guard Still Harasses Filipino Fisherman in Scarborough Shoal – PCG

MANILA – Chinese Coast Guard vessels continue to harass Filipino fishers at Bajo de Masinloc in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Philippine Coast Guard reported. In a press release of the National Security Council-Task Force West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard said, on Sept. 6, 2016, three China Coast Guard vessels sighted […]

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No War Between China and the Philippines – Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine issue (South China Sea) as he reiterated his stand for peace. President Duterte in his speech during the commemoration of the National […]

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Philippines Needs Arms to Protect the West Philippine Sea

According to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that China’s historical claim over the South China Sea has no basis at all. It was only in the 1930’s that Chinese maps went beyond Hainan Island, China’s southernmost territory, adding that it was only 1933 that a Chinese map showed the Paracels as part of Hainan. […]

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Chinese Foreign Minister Rejects Philippine, Japanese, U.S. Claims on South China Sea

China – During the Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made clear China’s stance that they refuse the claims of the Philippines, Japan, and U.S. on the South China Sea. He stated also that the condition in the South China sea is stable, and the possibility […]

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China Try to Stop Land Reclamation Topic at ASEAN Meeting

During ASEAN meeting,  South China Sea is the focus and would be the talk for that forum, yet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterate that it is not the platform to talk about the South China Sea issues. Tensions over the South China Sea are expected to overshadow the annual meeting and it should not […]

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Mischief Reef

DND Questions Chinese Plan to Construct S&R facilities in Spratly

MANILA, Aug. 14 (PNA) — “For whom are those search-and-rescue facilities for?” This was the reaction of Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez when asked to comment on the Chinese plans to construct facilities on the artificial islands it constructed in the disputed portion of the South China Sea. “Is it […]

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China Pointing the Philippines and Japan of Joining Forces

Tensions have reach into a higher degree when China indicted Japan and Philippines for teaming up at a regional debate to assault China over the disputed South China Sea. Japan has boosted security cooperation this year with some of the claimants at loggerheads with China, particularly The Philippines. China claims most of the part of […]

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