When President Xi Jinping of China visited President Obama at the White House last September, he startled many with reassuring words about his intentions for the Spratly Islands, a contested area where the Chinese government has been piling dredged sand and concrete atop reefs for the past few years and building housing and runways on them.
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is “a strong man of principle” who clearly exhibits the type of leadership that the Chinese government would like to work with to improve the bilateral relations of China and the Philippines.Continue reading …
A worried Chinese government rejected political and military support for the Mindanao Independence Movement (MIM) as requested by the late Datu Udtog Matalam.Continue reading …
Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported 67 foreigners suspected of being members of an international syndicate engaged in telecommunications, Internet, and credit card fraud. Immigration Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. disclosed that they were deported to Beijing, China last Friday aboard a special flight chartered by the Chinese embassy in Manila. […]Continue reading …