“Under the strategic vision and concerted efforts by both our leaders, China-Philippines relations have been building on the historic turnaround and ushering in a new era, or better known as another Golden Age,” Chinese Embassy political counselor Tan Qingsheng said this at a Christmas reception with the media. This disclosure comes after last year’s visit of the Du30 administration delegates to Beijing. This is where Bongbong Marcos was introduced as the new Vice President.
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[VIDEO]: More Chinese investors express interest to pour money in the Philippines. Aside from infrastructure projects, they are also interested in helping small and medium enterprises.
Times Improved Despite South China Sea Dispute
China’s envoy to the Philippines reaffirms Beijing’s support for Manila under the Du30 administration. He cites improved ties between the two nations. This despite the dispute over the South China Sea. Beijing hails the initiatives undertaken by the two countries in 2017. It also lauds the President’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program. This is where Chinese investment plays a key role.
Rebuilding Ties after Pnoy Admin’s Move
Du30 met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping twice this year. The effort intends to thaw ties between the Philippines and China. The relationship soured under the previous administration due to the Hague ruling. The two leaders first met in May during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China. They met again last month during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam.
Sectors to be Advanced
“Guided by such spirit, our two countries have taken concrete actions to advance our pragmatic cooperation in such priority areas as infrastructure, production capacity, investment, commerce, trade, agriculture and people-to-people exchange,” Tan said.
Golden Age Strategy
The President downplays the disputes as he seeks to improve trade and defense ties with Beijing. However, under the Philippines’ chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year, China agreed to negotiate a Code of Conduct to govern the waters under dispute by six parties. This diplomacy follows the same principle as Bongbong Marcos’ father. The Chinese did not forget that during the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ reign, both countries prosper in an era called the Golden Age. That’s why his son was applauded when Du30 introduced him as VP last year if he wins his case. The recount of his electoral protest against Leni Robredo is in February 2018.
The U.S. president warns that a “major, nuclear war threat” with North Korea is possible and calls all Asian allies to be on one page on this matter. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the conversations were prompted by the “potential for nuclear and massive destruction in Asia” and eventually in the United States. The Philippine president, however, believes that China can talk to North Korea diplomatically so as not to provoke them. To break the tension, perhaps it’s best to go back to what Bongbong Marcos said to survive a nuclear war.
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[VIDEO]: Truth or Fact?: Bongbong Marcos introduces an Ilocano delicacy that would survive a nuclear war.
Talk with the Philippine President
The US President talked on Saturday with Philippines President, who was also invited to the White House. Du30 has been criticized by human rights groups for the drug war that kills 8,000 people as wrongly reported. Only a bit more than a thousand are in police records which in most cases, drug offenders are killed when they threaten the lives of arresting officers. Such deaths are still under investigation.
Thailand and Singapore
The US leader converses with the prime ministers of Thailand and Singapore in separate phone calls. This is about his concerns on the North Korea nuclear threat. He invited both of them to Washington. It looks like this president is very much considerate with the Asian culture and opinions to solve what could be a world disaster.
China and Japan
The American president speaks with the leaders of China and Japan on the North Korea issue. Priebus that the leader is in regular contact with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He is also now “very close” to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Bongbong Marcos’ Remedy
The American president said that any trade disputes with the Asian economic giant, China must take a back seat to securing its cooperation on North Korea as suggested by PDu30. This is a matter of decision making among world leaders – therefore, to ease the tension, Bongbong Marcos’ remedy previously can be adapted – have a “Tupig,” an Ilocano delicacy made from rice that is very filling – that it can make people survive a nuclear war.
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Both President Xi and Premier Li confused official when their forceful economic messages are contradicting each other. As the cabinet waited for another’s actions to be followed in reforming China’s state-owned sector, they ended up doing inaction or not doing anything at all. Xi wanted a “stronger, better, bigger” state juggernauts, with the Communist Party doing a central role. On the other hand, Li stressed the need to “slim down” state companies and to “follow market rules” in remaking them.
Most party insiders and Chinese political experts indicated that the conflicts now and in the past between these top leaders can lead to clash in the immediate future. The restructuring of China’s economic plan will definitely suffer because of such disunity. Is this speculation part of the ongoing bizarre black propaganda against China because of their resistance with the United States? Only time can tell.
However, the local media is not agreeable to the observations of the foreign press. It denied the said disunity then criticized the international report as not addressing the actual issues.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army to “prepare for combat” as a measure against possible hostile U.S. action in the South China Sea after an international tribunal ruled that Beijing had no exclusive control over the area.“The Permanent Court of Arbitration said there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources,” reports the BBC.
China responded by labeling the ruling “ill-founded” and refused to be bound by it.However, behind the scenes, Xi Jinping fears that the U.S. could seize on the ruling to justify aggressive military maneuvers in the area and has ordered PLA forces to prepare for war.“Chinese president Xi Jinping has reportedly ordered the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for combat,” reports Arirang.com. “U.S.-based Boxun News said Tuesday that the instruction was given in case the United States takes provocative action in the waters once the ruling is made.” A U.S. aircraft carrier and fighter jets were already sent to the region in anticipation of the ruling, with the Chinese Navy also carrying out exercises near the disputed Paracel islands.Last October, China said it was “not frightened” to fight a war with the U.S. following an incident where the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen violated the 12-nautical mile zone China claims around Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratly archipelago.
China’s Navy has repeatedly issued warnings to U.S. surveillance planes flying over the region.Experts have warned that an accidental collision between aircraft, similar to a 2001 incident which led to an international controversy, could spark a deadly conflict. According to Michael Auslin, a war between the two superpowers is more likely than at any point in the last 20 years.Last year, billionaire investor George Soros also cautioned that the ruling Communist Party may see fit to rally its population around an external threat in order to head off a societal collapse in the aftermath of an economic implosion.“There is a real danger that China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of third world war becomes real,” said Soros – as featured by Infowars.