Information Archive on Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

 Draft of ASEAN Chairman’s statement leaves out South China Sea issue

Author:

Regine Cabato and Chad de Guzman, CNN Philippines

Source:

CNN Philippines

Date:

November 13, 2017

Description:

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may leave it up to President Rodrigo Duterte to express the regional bloc’s position on recent developments in the contested South China Sea.

Tags: News, ASEAN, ASEAN Summit 2017, South China Sea Territorial Dispute, ASEAN Summit 2017 Chairman's Statement

Title:

 Trumps offers to mediate in South China Sea feud

Author:

Argyll Cyrus Geducos and AP

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

November 13, 2017

Description:

United States (US) President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes Sunday and while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing’s military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters.

Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump South China Sea Policy, APEC 2017, South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Title:

 Opening a new chapter of China-Philippines relations

Author:

Li Keqiang

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

November 12, 2017

Description:

It is my great pleasure to pay an official visit to the Philippines and attend the East Asia leaders’ meetings at the invitation of President Duterte. This will be my first visit to your hospitable land as the Chinese Premier, yet I have long been drawn to your rich historical and cultural heritage, vibrant society and your cheerful and hard-working people.

Tags: Official Statement, Philippines-China Relations, Chinese Statement, Li Keqiang

Title:

 Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Author:

Steve Holland, Karen Lema

Source:

Reuters

Date:

November 12, 2017 

Description:

MANILA (Reuters) - Leaders from across Asia joined U.S. President Donald Trump at an extravagant gala dinner in the Philippines’ capital on Sunday, a show of amity in a region fraught with tensions that have lurked behind his marathon tour of the continent.

Tags: Donald Trump, Trump-Duterte Relations, Trump South China Sea Policy, Trump foreign policy, Trump Asia Tour 2017

Title:

 The US and China got down to business on the South China Sea

Author:

Philip Wen and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters

Source:

Business Insider

Date:

November 9, 2017

Description:

The United States and China had a frank exchange of views on the disputed South China Sea during a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Official Statement, Chinese Statement, Rex Tillerson, South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Title:

 Xi says China-US ties ‘at new historic starting point’

Author:

Xinhua

Source:

ENGLISH.GOV.CN

Date:

 November 9, 2017

Description:

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping said on Nov 9 the Sino-US relations are “at a new historic starting point”. “China is willing to work together with the United States to respect each other, seek mutual benefit and reciprocity, focus on cooperation, and manage and control differences,” Xi said during talks with visiting US President Donald Trump.

Tags: Xi Jinping, US-China Relations, Trump foreign policy, Trump-Xi Relations

Title:

 Economics key to US relevance in Southeast Asia

Author:

jacob Merkle

Source:

East Asia Forum

Date:

November 6, 2017

Description:

US strategic policy in Southeast Asia pays startlingly little attention to the role of economics. With China encouraging ASEAN members to renounce US security involvement in the region, it is time for the United States to step back and re-evaluate how it engages with Southeast Asia.

Tags: Commentary, Chinese Soft Power, Economic Pressure, US-China Relations, Big Powers, China's Economic Muscle

Title:

 Philippines to keep wary eye on new Chinese dredger

Author:

Reuters Staff

Source:

Reuters

Date:

November 6, 2017

Description:

The Philippines expressed concern on Monday about China’s testing of a massive dredging ship, saying it would track its activities closely, despite Beijing’s assurances it would not develop areas where it has competing claims with Manila.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Dredging