Pathways and the delegation from CIIS.

On 9 September 2019, a delegation from the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) headed by Dr. Wang Youming visited the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. (APPFI) for an exchange of views on Philippine-China relations.

The discussion covered a wide array of topics such as the interface between China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Duterte administration’s flagship “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, Philippine perspectives on the ongoing Sino-American trade war, and the challenges and ways forward for constructive Philippine-China relations.

Joining the exchange were assistant research fellows from CIIS, Dr. He Rui, Dr. Liu Chang, and Dr. Ning Shengnan.

The China Institute of International Studies is a think tank of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Institute engages with scholarly and other “track-two diplomacy” networks around the world to gather ground-level feedback and informed analysis of global strategic issues.

Dr. Wang Youming, Director of the Department for Developing Countries Studies at CIIS, presenting a token to Dr. Aileen Baviera, President of Pathways.