Economic

Title:

 Cayetano: Any energy exploration deal with China in South China Sea won't violate PHL, int'l laws

Author:

Michaela del Callar

Source:

GMA News Online

Date:

February 16, 2018

Description:

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday assured the public that any planned energy exploration deal with rival claimant China in the South China Sea will comply with the Philippine Constitution and international laws.

Tags: PH-China Economic Relations, South China Sea, International Law, energy, Philippines-China Relations, West Philippine Sea, Joint Exploration, Alan Peter Cayetano

Title:

 Philippines eyes 2 mln Chinese tourists this year

Author:

Xinhua

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

February 9, 2018

Description:

MANILA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines is aiming to attract 2 million Chinese tourists to visit this archipelagic Southeast Asian country this year, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday.

Tags: News, Tourism, Chinese Tourists

Title:

 CCCC First Highway Engineering signs agreement on Manila Waterfront City Project

Author:

Yang Qi and Zhang Ge

Source:

Belt and Road Portal

Date:

February 2, 2018

Description:

China’s CCCC First Highway Engineering Co. Ltd. (First Highway Engineering) recently signed a framework agreement with the Philippines’ Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. (WMPD) on jointly building the Manila Waterfront City Project.

Tags: PH-China Economic Relations, Construction Projects, Philippines-China Relations

Title:

 6.6 M foreigners visited PH in 2017– DOT

Author:

Charina Clarisse Echaluce

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

February 1, 2018

Description:

Foreign visitors to the Philippines last year reached an “all-time high” record of more than 6.6 million, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported Wednesday night.

Tags: News, Tourism

Title:

 Duterte’s push for joint exploration in the South China Sea

Author:

Aaron Jed Rabena

Source:

The Strategist

Date:

January 31, 2018

Description:

From being a frontrunner in pressing China on the South China Sea disputes, the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking closer relations with China. In his state of the nation address in July last year, Duterte announced that he wants to begin a joint exploration venture with China in the South China Sea, in the area that Philippine government agencies refer to as the ‘West Philippine Sea’. The Chinese hailed the initiative as ‘full of political wisdom’.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Joint Development, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 Arrivals up 11% in 2017 as China delivers on vow

Author:

Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo

Source:

BusinessMirror

Date:

January 30, 2018

Description:

CHINESE tourists helped boost the tourism industry in the Philippines last year, growing by an astounding 43.3 percent to 968,447 arrivals, or close to the 1 million the Beijing government promised it would send.

Tags: News, Tourism, Chinese Tourists

Title:

 The Belt and Road Initiative in 2018

Author:

Carolyn Dong, Matthew Davis, Simin Yu and Ying Wu

Source:

Lexology

Date:

January 30, 2018

Description:

China’s Belt and Road initiative (also known as the “One Belt One Road Initiative”) was first introduced by President Xi Jinping in September and October 2013. As the initiative has developed over the last 4 years, we have published an annual series of articles summarizing the initiative and reviewing the status and successes achieved in its implementation.

Tags: Commentary, Belt and Road Initiative

Title:

 Philippine finance chief to meet Alibaba's Jack Ma in China

Author:

Editor: Liangyu

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

January 29, 2018

Description:

MANILA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Officials led by Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez are to meet Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, in Hangzhou on Thursday to explore innovations in digital commerce, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Monday.

Tags: News, PH-China Economic Relations

Title:

 Yearender: Philippines tourism industry rises above adversity

Author:

Catharin Talavera

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 January 7, 2018

Description:

he local tourism sector has remained relatively unscathed despite the unfortunate incidents that hit the country in 2017 – the Marawi conflict, the Resorts World Manila attack and the travel warnings issued against the Philippines. The Philippine economy has remained resilient on the back of its sound fundamentals and a growing tourism sector.

Tags: Tourism, ASEAN Summit, Chinese Tourists

Title:

 Why did Chinese investment in the Philippines stagnate?

Author:

Alvin Camba

Source:

East Asia Forum

Date:

December 12, 2017

Description:

Pundits and international relations scholars have often argued that territorial disputes in the South China Sea have prevented increased Chinese investment in the Philippines. But while inter-state relations do matter, the political relations between Beijing and Manila do not solely shape the rise or fall of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI).

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Investments in PH, Investments, Trade and Investments, Analysis