Socio-Cultural

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