ASEAN Relations

Title:

 Philippines Says China Must Recognize South China Sea Ruling

Author:

Reuters

Source:

Jakarta Globe

Date:

August 31, 2016

Description:

Manila. China will be the "loser" if it does not recognize an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday (30/08). An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights.

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

Title:

 Philippines President Duterte wants peace in South China Sea but is ready for 'bloody confrontation'

Author:

Nandini Krishnamoorthy

Source:

International Business Times

Date:

 August 25, 2016

Description:

While asserting the he will opt for a peaceful resolution and not pick a fight with China, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have issued a veiled warning against any attempt to infringe on his country's territory. He said that he would "happily beat up" any party that tries to take control of Scarborough Shoals in the disputed South China Sea.

Tags: News, Duterte, Chinese Intrusions

Title:

 Duterte to China: Let Filipinos fish in Scarborough

Author:

Christina Mendez

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

August 23, 2016 

Description:

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte called on Beijing on Tuesday to allow Filipino fishermen to enter and fish in the disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea to help warm relations between China and the Philippines. Duterte said he hopes bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing happen soon.

Tags: Bilateral Cooperation, South China Sea, Philippines-China Relations, Fisheries, Scarborough Shoal

Title:

 ‘We certainly are not leaving the UN’: Philippines foreign minister in damage control after Duterte’s latest tirade

Author:

Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua

Source:

South China Morning Post

Date:

 August 22, 2016

Description:

The Philippines is not leaving the United Nations, the foreign minister said on Monday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to quit the body after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.

Tags: News, Perfecto Yasay, UN

Title:

 Duterte should be cautious of game playing between major powers

Author:

Chen Qinghong

Source:

Global Times

Date:

August 22, 2016 

Description:

The new Philippine government has attracted a great deal of attention from the international community recently. President Rodrigo Duterte's recent comments on the country's foreign relations puzzled observers, and the Japanese media complained that his ambuiguity on the South China Sea issue is tough for Japan and the US to cope with.

Tags: South China Sea, Philippines-China Relations, Duterte, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 The Philippines’ Misguided Plan to Stop South China Sea Tensions

Author:

Lee Jay

Source:

Modern Tokyo Times

Date:

August 17, 2016 

Description:

Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos was in Hong Kong earlier this month to meet his “old friends” in hopes of breaking ice with Beijing. In a statement issued Thursday, Ramos and his interlocutors, including prominent Chinese diplomat Fu Ying, said they discussed the way forward “in the spirit of universal brotherhood and sisterhood for peace and cooperation between the two countries.”

Tags: Bilateral Cooperation, South China Sea, Arbitration, Philippines-China Relations, Bilateral relations, Hong Kong, Fidel V Ramos

Title:

 Philippines invites China to 'formal discussions'

Author:

Paterno Esmaquel II

Source:

Rappler

Date:

 August 12, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos, special envoy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, invited China to "formal discussions" after Beijing lost in a case filed by Manila over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Tags: News, Fidel V Ramos, PHL Envoy to China

Title:

 FVR mission to focus on tourism, fishing

Author:

AP

Source:

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Date:

 August 10, 2016

Description:

HONG KONG―Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Tuesday said he wanted to focus on points of common interest with China such as tourism and commercial fishing as part of efforts to smooth relations with Beijing roiled by the South China Sea dispute.

Tags: News, Fidel V Ramos

Title:

  Former Philippine president in Hong Kong to ease tensions over South China Sea

Author:

The Associated Press

Source:

CBC News

Date:

August 9, 2016

Description:

Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos says he wants to focus on points of common interest with China such as tourism and commercial fishing as part of efforts to smooth relations with Beijing roiled by the South China Sea dispute.

Tags: Bilateral Cooperation, South China Sea, Arbitration, Philippines-China Relations, Fidel V Ramos

Title:

 FVR to use golf diplomacy with China

Author:

Christina Mendez

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 August 9, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines - With a few rounds of golf in Hong Kong with his Chinese friends, former president Fidel Ramos can do wonders in restoring the luster in Philippine-China relations, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday.

Tags: News, Fidel V Ramos

Title:

 China excluded from AFP, PNP procurement deals

Author:

Christina Mendez and Jaime Laude

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 August 4, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte is looking at government-to-government procurement as a means to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), but indicated any deals would not include China.

Tags: News, Philippines-China Relations

Description:

ALMOST a month after taking office, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Duterte’s speech, which started at around 4 p.m., ran for 1 hour and 33 minutes. The speech touched on the government’s relentless war on drugs. It also tackled human rights, federalism, climate change and environmental matters, traffic and transportation issues, and peace talks with communist rebels, among others.

Tags: South China Sea, Arbitration, West Philippine Sea, Duterte, State of the Nation Address

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Title:

 Memo on the coming talks with China

Author:

Yen Makabenta

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

 July 27, 2016

Description:

HAVING worked with President Fidel V. Ramos in the past as an adviser, I have written this column in the form of a memo to assist him in the coming talks with China on the South China Sea—to which President Duterte has named him as the Philippines’ special envoy.

Tags: Commentary, Bilateral Cooperation, Philippines-China Relations