Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

 China Hopes Philippines Makes Wise Choice on South China Sea Issue

Author:

CRI Online

Source:

CRI Online

Date:

November 11, 2015

Description:

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has said China hopes the Philippines can make a wise choice in seeking a solution to the South China Sea dispute. "It is a deadlock impeding China-Philippines ties from being improved. We do not want to see it getting worse, becoming a problem that defies a solution. The key to solving this depends on the Philippines' action, as it should undo what it has already done. We hope the Philippines can make a wiser choice on this issue."

Tags: South China Sea, Philippine-China Relations, Wang Yi

Title:

 Why the Philippines Won't Have a New China Policy After Aquino

Author:

Richard Javad Heydrian

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

July 29, 2015

Description:

For the past two years, several governments, corporations, and academics from across the Asia-Pacific region have repeatedly asked me about a single issue: Whether the departure of President Benigno Aquino could usher in a new type of bilateral relationship with China. In the coming months, the Philippines will enter the election season, and as candidates from varying political persuasions jostle for the top office, such speculative question will gain more currency.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Philippine-China Relations, Philippine Presidential Elections

Title:

 A New Twist in the Souht China Sea Showdown

Author:

Malcolm Cook

Source:

nationalinterest.org

Date:

April 15, 2015

Description:

Elections are rarely decided by foreign policy issues, but election results can decide foreign policy issues. The 2016 Philippines presidential election looks like it could lead to a sharp change in Manila's approach to its maritime boundary disputes with China in the West Philippine Sea. The US, Indonesia and Vietnam are taking firmer and more active positions on the South China Sea disputes involving China in the face of Beijing's aggressive reclamation activities targeting Philippine claims. President Aquino has won international support for the Philippines' firm stance.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Philippine-China Relations, Philippine Presidential Elections

Title:

 THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF PHILIPPINES-CHINA RELATIONS: Current Situation and Prospects

Author:

Bobby M. Tuazon

Source:

CENPEG.org

Date:

April 18, 2014

Description:

Formal diplomatic and trade relations were established between the Philippines and China in 1975. For 39 years since then, relations between the two countries were marked by healthy trade relations as well as economic development cooperation which was particularly in favor of the Philippines. With China’s policy of “opening up” and economic modernization, such relations assumed great importance with 2005 being declared as the “Golden Year” of continuing ties between the two countries.

Tags: South China Sea, Economic, History, Philippine-China Relations

Title:

 Japan-Philippines partnership

Author:

Melito Salazar Jr.

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

January 28, 2016

Description:

How times have changed. With the end of World War II, Japan’s capability to wage another war was voluntarily curtailed with the adoption of a Japanese constitution that limited the powers and reach of the military. Japan was then able to focus its energies in building an economy that became one of the strongest in the world, making Japan the leading economic power in Asia.

Tags: South China Sea, Military Cooperation, Japan-Philippines Relations

Title:

 Defending the Philippines

Author:

Ricardo Saludo

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 January 21, 2016

Description:

Can the Philippines have a strong external defense without the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement boosting America’s military deployment and access to Philippine bases?

Tags: Commentary, Military Modernization, EDCA

Title:

 US drive to war with China dominates Philippine presidential election campaigns

Author:

Joseph Santolan

Source:

World Socialist Web Site

Date:

 January 18, 2016

Description:

On January 10, the election season for the presidential election to be held on May 9 officially opened in the Philippines. At the center of all of the campaigns—characterized by corruption scandals and threats of electoral disqualification—is the threat of war with China.

Tags: Commentary, Philippine Presidential Elections

Title:

 Vietnam, Philippines moving toward strategic partnership

Author:

Tuoi Tre News

Source:

Tuoi Tre News

Date:

October 22, 2015 

Description:

Seniors officials of Vietnam and the Philippines have consented to take bilateral relations to the strategic partnership level later this year. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario made the agreement after the eighth meeting of the Vietnam-Philippines Bilateral Cooperation Committee in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Title:

  Ambassador Zhao Jianhua Meets the Philippine Media

Author:

AUTHOR

Source:

Embassy of the P.R. China

Date:

July 21, 2015

Description:

On June 5th 2015, H.E. Zhao Jianhua, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of the Philippines invited Philippine media to his residence, briefed them on China-Philippines relations, and answered questions on South China Sea, freedom of navigation and regional security issues. 

Tags: AIIB, South China Sea, Arbitration, Interview, Zhao Jianhua