Economic

Title:

 Will building spree hock Philippines to China?

Author:

Federico D. Pascual Jr.

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

October 25, 2017

Description:

THE TITLE may sound familiar, because it was the head of our “Postscript” of May 16 warning five months ago that the $167 billion the administration plans to borrow for its infrastructure program could balloon to $452 billion in 10 years and lead to debt bondage to China.

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

Title:

 PH not joining TPP without US

Author:

Roy Mabasa

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

October 15, 2017

Description:

Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez made this statement at the Banyan Tree Leaders’ Forum sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, TPP

Title:

 Philippines to open more direct air routes from China to its tourist towns

Author:

Gu Liping

Source:

ECNS

Date:

 September 20, 2017

Description:

Discussions are underway between the Philippines and Chinese tour operators and investors to open more direct chartered flights from China to Philippine provinces in a bid to lure more Chinese tourists, officials said Tuesday. Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said that Chinese investors have expressed their willingness to invest in new hotels and resorts in the Philippines, particularly in Puerto Princesa in Palawan province.

Tags: Tourism, Philippines-China Relations

Title:

 PH-China economic ties ‘improving’ despite sea row

Author:

Catherine S. Valente

Source:

The Manila Times

Date:

September 13, 2017

Description:

NANNING, China: Relations between China and the Philippines are “improving,” an official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said, as the two countries firm up strategies to boost cooperation. Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado cited efforts to hold bilateral discussions to tackle the sociopolitical and economic relationship between China and the Philippines.

Tags: PH-China Economic Relations, South China Sea, Trade and Investments, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 TRADE EXEC EYES MORE INVESTMENTS FROM CHINA; LEADS PH DELEGATION AT 14TH CHINA-ASEAN EXPO

Author:

DTI

Source:

DTI

Date:

September 12, 2017 

Description:

Spearheading promotion efforts under the blooming economic relations with China, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group Nora K. Terrado led the Philippine Delegation to the 14th China-ASEAN (CAEXPO) and 14th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) held from 12 to 15 September at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center (NICEC) in Guangxi Province, China.

Tags: Philippines-China Relations, CAEXPO 2017

Title:

 ASEAN welcomes China's proposal to further enhance, integrate economic, trade ties

Author:

Xinhua

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

 September 8, 2017

Description:

MANILA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday welcomed China's proposal to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with the bloc's development strategy to further enhance and integrate China-ASEAN economic and trade ties. In a joint statement issued by the trade ministers from ASEAN member states and China at the end of their meeting, the ministers said that China's Belt and Road Initiative aims "at create trade, financial, and culture networks stretching from East Asia to Europe and beyond, focusing on key areas of industrial development, financial integration and reform, and infrastructure construction."

Tags: Belt and Road Initiative, ASEAN-China Relations, Win-Win Collaboration