Duterte to visit Beijing next week amid South China Sea tensions

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino leader faces pressure at home to confront Beijing. While Duterte has embraced China and had largely set aside a once-tense standoff over the resource-rich waterway, a series of confrontations have stoked domestic discontent. Duterte heads to China on Aug. 28 and is due to return to the Philippines on Sept. 2, his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, told journalists yesterday. Beijing claims most of the South China Sea,…

Philippines” Duterte to visit Beijing amid China sea tensions

Manila, Aug 20 President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino leader faces pressure at home to confront Beijing. While Duterte has embraced China and had largely set aside a once-tense standoff over the resource-rich waterway, a series of confrontations have stoked domestic discontent. Duterte heads to China on August 28 and is due to return to the Philippines on September 2, his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, told journalists on Tuesday. Beijing claims most of…

Philippines’ Duterte to visit Beijing amid China sea tensions | World

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (left) will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next week. — Reuters pic MANILA, Aug 20 — President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino leader faces pressure at home to confront Beijing. While Duterte has embraced China and had largely set aside a once-tense standoff over the resource-rich waterway, a series of confrontations have stoked domestic discontent.  Duterte heads to China on August 28 and is due to return to…

Duterte to raise ‘irritants’ to PH-China ties with Xi: Palace

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De Lima to Duterte: Stop Chinese plan on 3 PH isles

Sen. Leila de Lima. (File photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel agreements with Chinese investors’ to turn three strategic islands in the Philippines into economic and tourism zones. De Lima, a staunch critic of the President, filed Senate Resolution No. 93, seeking the cancellation of the planned development on Fuga Island in Cagayan province and Grande and Chiquita Islands in Subic Bay, Zambales province. Last April, the Philippines secured $12.16 billion worth of investments as…

Duterte Should Visit Vietnam And Malaysia Before Visiting China

Before visiting his “friends” in Beijing at the end of this month, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte needs a strategy lesson or two on how to stop Chinese vessels from invading Philippine waters. And he needs a lesson on how to stop China from turning the Philippines into a modern day semi-colony. Duterte’s visit to Beijing comes at a time China has stepped up its efforts to assert that South China Sea is its own sea.  In July and early August, Chinese warships sailed their way in waters south of the Philippines,…

South China Sea tensions resurface as Duterte prepares for China trip – South China Morning Post

South China Sea tensions resurface as Duterte prepares for China trip  South China Morning Post Philippines Pushing Back Against Chinese Militia South China Sea Presence  USNI News Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea  The Diplomat Washington Sleeps While China Makes Waves in South China Sea  Geopoliticalmonitor.com South China Sea tensions soar as Beijing re-enters disputed Vietnamese Spratly Islands  Express.co.uk View full coverage on Google News Source link

Observers See Duterte Making a Play for More Chinese Aid | Voice of America

TAIPEI – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will bring up issues surrounding a touchy maritime sovereignty dispute with his Chinese counterpart this month to win more economic favors, observers predict. Duterte, who made peace with China in 2016 by setting aside the dispute, said Aug. 8 that he would discuss with Chinese President Xi Jinping a 3-year-old World Court arbitral tribunal ruling in Manila’s favor and the prospects for a multicountry maritime code of conduct, the presidential office website says. China and the Philippines dispute sovereignty over parts of the South China Sea, a…