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Title: Xi Jinping visit to the Philippines 2018
Post by: adroth on October 26, 2018, 12:46:16 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Philippines as relations between two sides warm
Chinese leader likely to visit by end of year as Rodrigo Duterte’s administration looks at ways of easing tensions over disputed South China Sea

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2018, 11:42am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2018, 11:42pm

Teddy Ng
Catherine Wong

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit the Philippines before the end of the year in the latest sign of improved relations between the two sides, the foreign minister of the Southeast Asian nation said.

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said also that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had approved a proposal to form a group to study plans for the two countries to conduct a joint exploration in the disputed South China Sea.

“We’re now fixing the date [of Xi’s visit]. We’re looking at the latter part of the year,” Cayetano was quoted as saying by local broadcaster GMA Network.

Both sides “wanted it to happen”, he said.

The trip would be Xi’s first visit to the Philippines since Duterte took office. The Philippine president invited his Chinese counterpart to Manila during his state visit to Beijing in October 2016.

Cayetano did not say if Xi’s trip would be a state or official visit.

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Title: Re: Xi Jinping visit to the Philippines 2018
Post by: adroth on October 26, 2018, 02:48:07 PM
Philippine, China working on state visit of Xi Jinping to Manila
posted September 28, 2018 at 11:50 pm by  Rey E. Requejo

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Thursday night said the Philippines and China are preparing for President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country by end of the year.

“The plan is that he will come to the Philippines for a state visit but the specific date and month have not been finalized yet so we’re in close coordination with the Filipino side to prepare for the most likely state visit,” he told reporters in Makati City.
Xi was invited to the Philippines by President Rodrigo R. Duterte when they first met in October 2016.

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Post by: adroth on October 29, 2018, 12:44:05 PM
China to finance P743B in PH infra projects
At least 2 loan agreements to be signed when Xi visits Manila in November
By: Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:16 AM October 29, 2018

to be financed by Chinese loans and grants are moving toward implementation ahead of the forthcoming visit of President Xi Jinping in November even as China has yet to provide the Philippine government with a shortlist of contractors for some projects, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) documents showed.

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Government sources said at least three loan agreements would be signed on the sidelines of Xi’s visit to Manila, of which financing for two projects were ready for signing—the P175.3-billion North-South Railway Project (NSRP)-South Line (Long Haul) as well as the P12.2-billion New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project.

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Title: Re: Xi Jinping visit to the Philippines 2018
Post by: sirius on November 03, 2018, 07:31:57 AM
There's not much time left in 2018, I wonder when this will be scheduled.
Title: Re: Xi Jinping visit to the Philippines 2018
Post by: adroth on November 03, 2018, 12:08:18 PM
Philippines must strike a balance when China’s Xi Jinping comes to visit, analysts say

- Sides will sign ‘at least five economic deals’ when Xi meets President Rodrigo Duterte in November, Manila says
- But leaders are expected to skirt a long-standing dispute over the South China Sea

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 6:16am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 9:22pm

Sarah Zheng

The Philippines will court Beijing for further investment when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Manila next month, temporarily sidestepping issues in the South China Sea as it hedges its bets in the ongoing trade and strategic tussles between China and the United States, observers say.

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That geopolitical dance with China and the US, its traditional ally on defence, will be put to the test when Xi heads to Manila after this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea, which wraps up on November 18.

At least five economic deals are expected to be signed during Xi’s trip – his first to the country since Duterte took office in 2016 – including more loan agreements for infrastructure projects under Manila’s “Build, Build, Build” development initiative, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.

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Title: Re: Xi Jinping visit to the Philippines 2018
Post by: adroth on November 17, 2018, 11:54:15 AM
China’s Xi to visit PH next week
By Jelly Musico  November 15, 2018, 6:07 pm

MANILA -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a two-day state visit to the Philippines on Nov. 20-21 this year, Malacañang announced on Thursday.

“The Palace wishes to announce the forthcoming State Visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

Panelo said Xi’s visit, the first of a Chinese President in 13 years, was upon the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte.

During the state visit, Panelo said Duterte and Xi will exchange views on areas of mutual concern and chart the course for the future of Philippines-China bilateral relations.

Panelo said he has no idea whether major agreements between the Philippines and China will be signed during Xi’s visit.

“None that I know but I think he is going over to the Philippines with a good opportunity to discuss certain issues that requires attention,” Panelo said in a media interview in Singapore where Duterte is attending the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

In previous media interview, Panelo said Duterte intends to invite the Chinese leader to his home in Davao City.

The Philippines-China relations had achieved positive turnaround since Duterte embarked on his first state visit to China in October 2016.

Xi had described Duterte’s first visit to Beijing as a "milestone" that mended the two countries’ ties derailed by the Philippines’ filing of arbitration case against China in 2013.

In July 2016, the Hague-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) nullified China’s nine-dash line map which covers nearly the entire West Philippine Sea or South China Sea.

Duterte shelved the PCA’s ruling after China rejected the verdict to allow peaceful and friendly settlement of the dispute.

In May 2017, Duterte returned to Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

For the third time, Duterte went to China in April this year to attend the Boao Forum for Asia held in Hainan, a southern island province of China.

Xi's first trip to the Philippines will take place a year after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Manila that led to the signing of 14 deals on infrastructures, climate change, defense cooperation, drug rehabilitation centers and Marawi rehabilitation. (PNA)


Chinese leader Xi to visit PH next week
Updated November 15, 2018, 4:49 PM
By Genalyn Kabiling

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to make a two-day state visit to the Philippines next week amid improving relations between the two countries.

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This will mark the first state visit of a Chinese President to the country in 13 years, according to Panelo.

“During the State Visit, the two Leaders will exchange views on areas of mutual concern and chart the course for the future of Philippines-China bilateral relations,” he added.

The Palace earlier announced that the President was expected to invite the Chinese leader to visit his modest residence in Davao City while he’s in the country.

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Post by: adroth on November 24, 2018, 02:17:53 AM
LIST: Philippines, China sign 29 deals in Xi Jinping visit
Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Nov 20 2018 09:20 PM | Updated as of Nov 21 2018 04:15 PM

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Below is the full list of the deals:

Memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative;

MOU on cooperation on oil and gas development between the Philippines and China;

MOU between the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines and the China Foreign Affairs University;

Executive program of the cultural agreement between the governments of the Philippines and China for 2019 to 2023;

MOU on basic education cooperation between the Department of Education and China’s Ministry of Education;

MOU between the Department of Information and Communication Technology and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China;

MOU between the Cooperative Development Authority of the Philippines and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China on strengthening the building of agricultural cooperatives;

Infrastructure cooperation program between the Philippines and China;

Program for cooperation on industrial parks development between the Philippines and China;

Handover certificate of emergency humanitarian cash assistance between the Philippines and China;

MOU on jointly promoting the cooperation in key infrastructure projects in Davao region between the Philippines’ Department of Finance and Ministry of Commerce of China;

Handover of certificate of humanitarian cash assistance between the governments of Philippines and China;

Implementation agreement of the feasibility study for Davao City Expressway project;

Implementation agreement of feasibility study for Panay-Guimaras-Negros islands bridges project;

MOU on renminbi clearing arrangement;

Protocol for phytosanitary requirement for export of fresh young coconuts from the Philippines to China between the DA of Phl and the General Administration of Customs of China and phytosanitary requirements for export of frozen fruits from the Philippines to China;

Agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the governments of the Philippines and China;

MOU on supporting feasibility study of nature projects between the Department of Finance and China International Development Cooperation Agency;

Exchange of letters on project of container inspection equipment;

Exchange of letters on project of Davao River Bridge Project;

Exchange of letters on China-aided bridge and road project in Marawi;

MOU on panda bonds issuance;

Loan agreement on New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa Dam Project;

Commercial contract of Safe Philippines Project Phase 1;

Commercial contract of the New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa Dam Project;

Framework agreement for industrial park between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and Gezhouba;

Contract for the project management consultancy of the Philippine National South Longhaul Project North-South Railway Project;

Letter of no objection to the organization of renminbi-Philippine peso foreign exchange trading market;

Certificate of authority to operate for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Manila branch.