Economic

Title:

 PXP Energy seeks revival of exploration talks with China

Author:

Report from Michelle Ong

Source:

ABS-CBN News

Date:

 March 1, 2017

Description:

MANILA - PXP Energy has sent "feelers" to China National Offshore Oil Corp to resume negotiations on possible joint exploration in the disputed South China Sea, its chairman said Wednesday.

Tags: News, Oil and gas

Title:

 Economic Coercion, with a Chinese Twist

Author:

Eric B. Lorber

Source:

Foreign Policy

Date:

 February 28, 2017

Description:

During the campaign and through the early days of the Trump administration, policymakers and pundits have zeroed in on the U.S. economic relationship with China, in particular whether Beijing artificially manipulates its currency and whether the terms of America’s economic engagement are “fair.”

Tags: Commentary, US-China Economic Relations, US-China Relations, Big Powers

Title:

 China backs emergency powers to ensure completion of PHL infra projects

Author:

Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral

Source:

BusinessWorld Online

Date:

 February 11, 2017

Description:

CHINA reaffirmed its commitment to the Philippines as a “reliable partner” in tourism and trade, with that country’s ambassador also supporting emergency powers for the Philippine government to ensure key infrastructure projects are not delayed beyond the current presidential term.

Tags: Infrastructure, News, PH-China Economic Relations, Ambassador Zhao Jinhua

Title:

 How China uses tourism as a foreign policy tool in Asia

Author:

Daniel Meesak

Source:

Asia Times

Date:

 February 9, 2017

Description:

For China’s neighbors, incoming Chinese tourists can serve as a valuable cash injection into the local economy, but it often comes with strings attached. A massive and growing Chinese tourism market on the doorstep sounds like an ideal scenario for many distant destinations, but poses a substantial risk as well. Because of its size, China can easily come to represent over 50 percent of all tourist arrivals in neighboring countries, yet because of its opaque decision making processes and track record of using tourism as a foreign policy tool, China’s neighbors are increasingly cautious of letting China dominate their tourism industries.

Tags: Commentary, Tourism, PH-China Economic Relations, Philippines-China Relations, Southeast Asia

Title:

 12 projects pitched for China financing

Author:

Ben O. de Vera

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 28, 2017

Description:

With its economic pivot to China, the Philippines does not have to worry anymore for a steady source of financing for 12 projects worth a total of $4.4 billion even if the United States, a long-time ally, implements a policy shift under the Trump administration, the country’s chief economist said.

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

Title:

 Investors bullish on pivot to China

Author:

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 January 27, 2017

Description:

For a country with a huge infrastructure backlog, lagging in foreign tourists despite its beautiful outdoors and really starving for foreign direct investments (FDIs), rekindling bilateral ties with China after a five-year diplomatic chill was a very attractive proposition. This was what President Duterte—who brought with him almost his entire Cabinet plus some 450 top businessmen—was set to accomplish during his state visit to China in October last year.

Tags: Infrastructure, News, Chinese Investments in PH, Tourism, Investments

Title:

 US Losing Power In Asia? China, Philippines Relations Improve With $3.7 Billion Poverty Reduction Project

Author:

VISHAKHA SONAWANE

Source:

International Business Times

Date:

 January 24, 2017

Description:

China and the Philippines will work on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion focusing on poverty reduction, the countries said Monday. The agreement was reached after China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III held a meeting in Beijing during the latter’s three-day visit to the Chinese capital.

Tags: News, PH-China Economic Relations, Philippines-US Relations, Big Powers

Title:

 China’s Energy Security Strategies – Analysis

Author:

Maria Montasa

Source:

Eurasia Review

Date:

 January 22, 2017

Description:

China invested 103 billion dollars in renewable energies in 2015, becoming the first country in the world which invested the most in this type of energy. China has several reasons for becoming greener and promoting this kind of resources, but in relation to this article’s nature, the most important motivation may be the diversification in the sources of energy supply.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Oil and gas, Spratlys, Territorial Disputes

Title:

 The AIIB One Year In: Not As Scary As Washington Thought

Author:

Wade Shepard

Source:

Forbes

Date:

 January 16, 2017

Description:

Today is the one year anniversary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Throughout 2016, the China-founded and led international investment bank broke the inertia and gained a large amount of momentum, attracting 57 founding members from across Asia, Oceania, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Tags: Commentary, AIIB

Title:

 AIIB: China Is Faced With a Number of Challenges

Author:

Bloomberg News

Source:

Bloomberg News

Date:

 January 9, 2017

Description:

Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, discusses China's economy and the inclusion of the yuan in its SDR basket. He speaks exclusively to Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie.

Tags: News, AIIB, Jin Liqun