Chinese Foreign Policy

Title:

 The South China Sea Arbitration: Turning Point in Chinese Foreign Policy?

Author:

Li Mingjiang

Source:

RSIS Commentary

Date:

 August 12, 2016

Description:

The repercussions of the South China Sea arbitration go far beyond China’s strategic and security relations in the Asia Pacific region. They may actually resemble the impact that some difficult issues such as human rights and the Taiwan question have had on China’s foreign relations.

Tags: South China Sea, Arbitration, Taiwan, Philippines-China Relations, Cross-strait relations

Title:

 China's reef construction helps with ecology in S. China Sea

Author:

Lin Yongxin

Source:

China.org.cn

Date:

 August 10, 2016

Description:

The international arbitration tribunal ruled against China's legitimate acts in the South China Sea on July 12, regardless of China's indisputable historical sovereignty over the islands and reefs in those waters. The ruling also accused China of disrupting the ecology and environment by construction activities on those islands.

Tags: Commentary, environment, Chinese Reclamation, Coral Reefs

Title:

  China offers to build Mindanao-wide railway system

Author:

Jonathan A. Santes

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

 August 10, 2016

Description:

Davao City – The government of China is willing to fund the construction of a Mindanao-wide railway system, and has expressed its willingness to enter into a build-operate-transfer, public-private partnership or government-to-government contract with the Philippines just to make the vision for an inter-connected Mindanao a reality.

Tags: News, Philippines-China Relations, Mindanao Railway

Title:

 Philippines envoy 'optimistic' about ice breaking China trip

Author:

Venus Wu

Source:

Reuters

Date:

 August 9, 2016

Description:

Former Philippines President Fidel Ramos on Tuesday named the head of a Chinese government think-tank among the experts and officials he hoped to meet on a trip to rekindle ties with China soured by a maritime dispute in the South China Sea.

Tags: News, Fidel V Ramos

Title:

 Karaoke Diplomacy: Can Ramos Restore Philippine-China Relations?

Author:

Richard Javad Heydarian

Source:

The Huffington Post

Date:

 August 7, 2016

Description:

The year 2012 was not the first time that the Philippines lost a land feature in the South China Sea. The shock of creeping Chinese intrusion into Philippine-claimed waters came much earlier, specifically during the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos.

Tags: Commentary, Fidel V Ramos

Description:

The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Wednesday published a white paper titled "China Adheres to the Position of Settling Through Negotiation the Relevant Disputes Between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea". Following is the full text of the white paper:

Tags: South China Sea, Arbitration, Philippines-China Relations

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Title:

 China Signals: Nuclear-Capable Bomber Flight Over Philippine EEZ Is Indeed A Signal

Author:

Anders Corr

Source:

Forbes

Date:

 July 19, 2016

Description:

On Sunday, I wrote a Forbes post in which I quoted two experts interpreting China’s H-6K nuclear-capable bomber flight over Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), which is within the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ). One expert argued that the flight was strategic signalling by China and should be taken as a reminder of the threat against the U.S. — a demonstration of resolve over the 9-dash line after the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling. The other expert argued that the flight could be for domestic consumption only.

Tags: Commentary, China-US Relations, signaling

Title:

 Chinese Embassy's position on China-Phil cooperation in drug contro

Author:

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines

Source:

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines

Date:

July 19, 2016 

Description:

Illicit drugs are common enemy of the mankind. Fighting against all drug-related crimes is shared responsibility of all countries in the world. The Chinese government has been firm and severe in drug control and in punishing all drug criminals in accordance with laws regardless their nationalities. The Chinese government has been promoting and has carried out effective international cooperation with many countries. China fully understands that the Philippine government under the leadership of H.E. President Rodrigo Duterte has taken it as a top priority in cracking down drug-related crimes. China has expressed explicitly to the new administration China's willingness for effective cooperation in this regard, and would like to work out a specific plan of action with the Philippine side.

Tags: Bilateral Cooperation, Philippines-China Relations, Duterte, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 CHENG Jingye: Arbitration on South China Sea Dispute Fatally Flawed

Author:

Chinese Ambassador to Australia CHENG Jingye

Source:

Embassy of People's Republic of China

Date:

 July 14, 2016

Description:

On July 14, 2016, The Australian published a signed article titled 'Arbitration on South China Sea Dispute Fatally Flawed' by Chinese Ambassador to Australia CHENG Jingye. The full text is as follows:

Tags: News, PR War

Title:

 South China Sea: China defiant as tribunal backs Philippines

Author:

BBC News

Source:

BBC

Date:

 July 12, 2016

Description:

China has firmly rejected an international tribunal ruling that its claims to rights in the South China Sea have no legal basis. President Xi Jinping said China's "territorial sovereignty and marine rights" in the seas would not be affected by the ruling "in any way".

Tags: News, Arbitration Award

Title:

 Full text of statement of China's Foreign Ministry on award of South China Sea arbitration initiated by Philippines

Author:

Xinhua

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

July 12, 2016 

Description:

Following is the full text of the Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on the Award of 12 July 2016 of the Arbitral Tribunal in the South China Sea Arbitration Established at the Request of the Republic of the Philippines issued on Tuesday.

Tags: South China Sea, Arbitration, The Hague, West Philippine Sea, Philippine-China Relations

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Title:

 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on July 6, 2016

Author:

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei

Source:

Foreign Ministry of the People's Rebulic of China

Date:

 July 6, 2016

Description:

Q: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly said in a speech on June 5 that he was ready to talk to China after the ruling of the South China Sea arbitration case. What’s your comment? A: The South China Sea arbitration case initiated by the Philippine Aquino administration is illegal, null and void from the outset. China will never accept nor recognize whatever ruling the arbitral tribunal may produce. And China does not accept any proposal or action by any country based on the ruling. Bilateral and friendly dialogue and consultation is the only right and viable way to properly resolve the dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. We hope that the new Philippine government will work in unison with us, veer away from the wrong path taken by the former government, return to the right track of having dialogue and consultation with China, and make tangible efforts to improve and develop China-Philippines relations.

Tags: South China Sea, Arbitration, Philippines-China Relations, Bilateral relations

Title:

 Arbitration case cannot deplete China's historical rights

Author:

Editor: Yao Jianing

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

 July 4, 2016

Description:

Looking into the Philippines' submission at the Arbitral Tribunal on the South China Sea, many confusing concepts aimed at denying China's historical rights have been found. But they only serve to expose the Philippines' ignorance and prejudice.

Tags: Commentary, Arbitration Award