Economic

Title:

 AIIB expects to sign 85 members by year's end

Author:

Editor: Feng Shuang

Source:

ECNS

Date:

2017-05-22

Description:

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to grow its membership to 85 by the end of this year, bank president Jin Liqun said on Saturday.

Tags: News, AIIB

Title:

 PH stops aid from E.U.

Author:

ABS-CBN News

Source:

ABS-CBN News

Date:

 May 17, 2017

Description:

he Duterte administration has informed the European Union (EU) that the Philippines will no longer receive aid from the bloc, ABS-CBN sources said. This would take effect for future projects, informed sources added.

Tags: News, European Union

Title:

 Duterte open to deals in South China Sea

Author:

Leila B. Salaverria

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 17, 2017

Description:

President Duterte on Tuesday said that he was open to exploring the resources of the South China Sea with rival claimants China and Vietnam, contradicting Foreign Secretary-designate Alan Peter Cayetano, who said on Sunday that joint exploration was not a direction for the Philippines in the resolution of disputes in the strategic waterway.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Oil and gas, Joint Exploration

Title:

 NEDA URGES RUSSIA: Match or beat China financing aid

Author:

MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 March 28, 2017

Description:

Russia should offer competitive rates compared with those carried by China’s sovereign funding assistance to the Philippines as Manila and Moscow also explore areas of closer cooperation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.

Tags: News, Philippines-Russia Relations

Title:

 Dealing peacefully with China

Author:

GIL H. A SANTOS

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 March 26, 2017

Description:

NEWS reports in the Asia-Pacific region last week must have sent serious students of geopolitics and foreign policy makers to deeper analyses and interpretations of the current security situation in the Asean 10 area.

Tags: Commentary, ASEAN, ASEAN-China Relations

Title:

 China to build two bridges across Pasig River — Rody

Author:

Christina Mendez

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 March 26, 2017

Description:

MANILA, Philippines - China will build two bridges across the Pasig River as part of the $10-billion investment package agreed upon by President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping as a result of the renewed vigor in bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Tags: News, Chinese Investments in PH, PH-China Economic Relations, Investments, Duterte

Title:

 China-led AIIB approves 13 new members, Canada joins

Author:

Reporting by Stella Qiu and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

Source:

Reuters

Date:

 March 23, 2017

Description:

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it has approved 13 new applicants to join the bank, including Canada, a major ally of the United States, bringing its total membership to 70.

Tags: News, AIIB

Title:

 PH-China agree on P24.5-B Davao expressway project

Author:

Antonio L. Colina IV

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

 March 23, 2017

Description:

Davao City – Finance secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III and Chinese Vice Minister Fu Ziying, who is also China’s International Trade Representative recently forged an agreement for the conduct of preliminary feasibility studies for the proposed P24.5-billion Davao City Expressway and the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project that will help decongest the city’s downtown areas.

Tags: News, Chinese Investments in PH, Investments