Socio-Cultural

Title:

 Plans to promote more cultural exchange between China and Malaysia

Author:

Metro News

Source:

The Star Online

Date:

 October 28, 2017

Description:

China’s Belt & Road initiative is not only to promote more trade and business activities between Malaysia and China, but also cultural activities, said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. “This is a good time to promote the Guan Gong culture in Malaysia. This is in line with the B&R initiative that also promotes more cultural exchange between China and the countries under the initiative,” he said in his speech on Wednesday at the launch of the Malaysia International Guan Gong Cultural Festival 2017.

Tags: China-Malaysia Relations, Belt and Road Initiative

Title:

 Guangxi to host China-ASEAN badminton tourney

Author:

Xinhua

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

 October 3, 2017

Description:

The first China-ASEAN mixed team badminton tournament will be held from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8 in Nanning, capital city of South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. As the host city for the 2019 Sudirman Cup, Nanning will try its best to provide wonderful experience for the audiences, said the organizers.

Tags: China-ASEAN Relations

Title:

 Celebrating with the People’s Republic of China 

Author:

Sunstar Cebu

Source:

Sunstar Cebu

Date:

 September 28, 2017

Description:

THE 68th National Day Celebration of the founding of People’s Republic of China is not only celebrated in China. The event is also commemorated in our very own city by the Cebu Chinese Consulate and the Cebu Filipino-Chinese community. Last Sept. 28, the Cebu Chinese Consulate hosted an exclusive dinner party at the grand ballroom of Marco Polo Hotel for the advanced celebration of the National Day. By tradition, the event kicked off with a lion and dragon dance to represent joy and prosperity.

Tags: Philippines-China Relations, Cebu

Title:

 China’s Jiangxi TV seeks ties with PH, other ASEAN channels

Author:

Jelly Musico-Philippine News Agency

Source:

Northbound

Date:

August 31, 2017 

Description:

Jiangxi TV, one of the top 10 urban television channels in China, has expressed intention to expand cooperation with counterparts in the Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. Li Jianguo, deputy director of Jiangxi TV, said cooperation with ASEAN countries is necessary under the Belt and Road Initiative, a major economic integration initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. He said Jiangxi TV has existing cooperation with some Asian countries like Japan and South Korea in making documentaries and films.

Tags: Media cooperation

Title:

 China, Philippines pledge to enhance media cooperation

Author:

Guo Xiaohong

Source:

China.org.cn

Date:

August 20, 2017

Description:

China hopes to enhance media exchanges and build pragmatic cooperation with the Philippines to help create a bridge between the two countries and peoples, Vice Minister Guo Weimin of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) stated in his meeting with the Philippine Communications Operation Office (PCOO) Secretary, Martin Andanar, in Manila on August 18.

Tags: Philippine Media, Philippines-China Relations, Media cooperation

Title:

 Mandarin language subject offered in Ilocos Norte school

Author:

Leilanie Adriano-PNA

Source:

PNA

Date:

 August 10, 2017

Description:

number of learners of Mandarin language at the Paoay National High School (PNHS) has been increasing since it was introduced here in 2011. “From 35 students last year, our current enrollees are now 326,” said PNHS school administrator Marcelina Andres, citing the abrupt jump in the number of students this year compared to past school years. Formerly known as the Paoay Lake National High School-Poblacion Campus, PNHS launched its foreign language subject as a result of the continuing friendly relations between the Philippines and China, said the school administrator in an interview on Friday.

Tags: Tourism, Philippines-China Relations, Confucius Institute, Mandarin

Title:

 Chinese envoy hopes for better ties with Philippines

Author:

Elias Baquero

Source:

Sunstar.com

Date:

February 15, 2017 

Description:

THE People’s Republic of China consulate office in Cebu the other day expressed hope that the relationship between the Philippines and China will continue, especially in trade and tourism. “I wish all friends present (here tonight) good fortune in the Year of the Rooster, and I also wish China and the Philippines enjoy everlasting friendship,” said Consul General Shi Yong. Shi Yong delivered a speech during the 2017 Cebu Philippine-China Traditional Cultural Festival held at SM Cinema 1 the other night.

Tags: Chinese-Filipino Community, Philippine-China Traditional Cultural Festival, Shi Yong

Title:

 Compassion, relief and anonymity behind Tzu Chi Foundation’s charity work

Author:

Jocelyn Uy

Source:

Inquirer

Date:

November 6, 2016 

Description:

No good deed goes unnoticed. And so, despite the low profile that Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines has cultivated in the past 22 years as it quietly goes about its humanitarian work, the organization was recently conferred the Parangal Lingkod Sambayanan (Community Service Award) by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). Tzu Chi Foundation (which literally means “compassion and relief”) was cited for its longstanding extraordinary work in providing relief to those in need as well as its commitment to uplift the lives of the poor in calamity-stricken areas.

Tags: Tzu Chi Foundation, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Humanitarian efforts

Title:

 JOINT STATEMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Author:

Department of Foreign Affairs

Source:

Department of Foreign Affairs

Date:

October 21, 2016 

Description:

37. Both sides reaffirm the importance of further implementing the “Executive Program of Cultural Agreement between the Philippines and China, 2015-2018” and encouraged their cultural institutions and groups to increase exchange of visits. Both sides will positively consider setting up their respective culture centers in each other’s country.

Tags: Duterte Foreign Policy, Duterte's Beijing Visit 2016

Title:

 Philippines-China spring: Cultural exchange resumes

Author:

The Philippine Star

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 October 5, 2016

Description:

Ties with China on all fronts are showing definite signs of a new spring. After years of negotiations, the National Ballet of China will bring the internationally acclaimed ballet “Raise the Red Lantern” to Manila in two gala performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Oct. 27 and 28.

Tags: cultural exchange, Raise the Red Lantern

Title:

 Ballet Philippines brings Filipino artistry–and friendship–to China

Author:

Margie Moran-Floirendo

Source:

Inquirer.Net

Date:

March 19, 2016

Description:

Ballet Philippines (BP) had the recent honor of being invited to the 40th anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. The invitation was given by the Department of Foreign Affairs International Economic Relations-Cultural Diplomacy Unit with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII).

Tags: Philippine-China Relations

Title:

 New year, better ties?

Author:

Ana Marie Pamintuan

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

February 8, 2016

Description:

In Manila’s Quinta market, retailers of food ingredients that were open on the eves of Christmas 2015 and New Year’s Day were closed yesterday.

Tags: Philippines-China Relations

Title:

 Amid new word war over sea row, US and PHL envoys grace Chinese New Year reception

Author:

Carla Lim

Source:

InterAksyon.com

Date:

February 2, 2016

Description:

What would have been a typical celebration for the Chinese Embassy's spring festival in welcoming its new year became extraordinary with the "surprise" attendance of the US and Philippine ambassadors, just days after a heated exchange between Washington and Beijing over an American destroyer's sail-by in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Tags: Zhao Jianhua, China-US Relations, Philippines-China Relations, Philippine Foreign Policy, Spring Festival, Albert Del Rosario, Philip Goldberg

Title:

 Ateneo celebrates Chinese New Year with the 10th Spring Film Festival

Author:

Ateneo De Manila University

Source:

Ateneo De Manila University

Date:

January 12, 2016

Description:

Now on its tenth year, the Ateneo de Manila University’s Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies together with the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Confucius Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, and Credit Suisse, and the cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza, once again brings you the Spring Film Festival this January 29 to February 7, 2016.

Tags: event reports, Confucius Institute, Chinese Language and Culture, Spring Festival

Title:

 China Studies Majors Of The UP Asian Center Attend Forum, Roundtable In Guangzhou, China

Author:

UP Asian Center

Source:

UP Asian Center

Date:

January 4, 2016

Description:

Students from the UP Asian Center and the UP Department of Political Science embarked on a study tour in Guangzhou, China last 18–24 December 2015. The study tour was organized by the AS 235.3 class under Dr. Tina S. Clemente, in partnership with Jinan University and Sun Yat Sen University, both in Guangzhou, China.

Tags: people-to-people, University of the Philippines, cultural exchange

Title:

 Confucius Institute takes root at UP

Author:

Anna Regidor

Source:

UPDate Diliman

Date:

 October 13, 2015

Description:

The Confucius Institute at UP Diliman (CI-UPD) will “serve as a strong bridge to connect and to enhance the cooperative exchanges between the two countries (China and the Philippines),” said Xiamen University President Zhu Chongsi at the inauguration of the CI-UPD on Oct. 12, 9 a.m. at The Forefront, University Theater.

Tags: event reports, Confucius Institute

Title:

  On China’s ‘silk road’

Author:

Rina Jimenez-David

Source:

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Date:

September 22, 2015

Description:

There were oblique references to “maritime issues” between the Philippines and China during this visit of Philippine officials, but most everyone on both sides of the table, so to speak, chose to look forward and explore ways to achieve further cooperation between the two countries.

Tags: Commentary, Maritime Silk Road, Philippine Media, Guangdong, Rina David, Economic

Title:

 Chinese-Filipino Community's Dilemma: The Philippines, China, and the South China Sea Disputes

Author:

Richard Javad Heydrian

Source:

Huffington Post

Date:

June 26, 2015

Description:

At its very core, the Philippines is an idea, representing a pluralistic land with hospitable people, who have always welcomed persecuted people from around the world. It is an all-embracing society that has been open to peoples from around the world.

Tags: South China Sea, Philippines-China Relations, Chinese-Filipino Community