The Department of Science and Technology met with Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. to learn about the Philippines’ bilateral relations with China and the latter’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The DOST is currently identifying priority areas where the two countries can work together and mutually benefit. Aside from technology and practices, they are also exploring possible scholarships in China.

With the recent direction of the Duterte administration, cooperation seems to take its fresh start after hiatus since 2004. The PH-China Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology is planned to reconvene later this year.