FOREIGN RELATIONS

CHINA DOWNPLAYS presence of Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe Reef

SOCIAL CALL. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reads a document while discussing matters with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines Huang Xilian who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on March 11, 2020. Malacañang on Thursday (March 25, 2021) said Huang has paid “social call” on Duterte and assured that the Philippines need not worry over the reported presence of Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe Reef which is within the country’s exclusive economic zone (Presidential file photo)

Huang allays PRRD’s worry over spotted Chinese vessels in WPS

 March 25, 2021

MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has assured President Rodrigo Duterte that the Philippines need not worry over the reported presence of Chinese vessels in Julian Filipino Reef (Union Reefs), Malacañang said on Thursday.Huang gave the assurance when he paid a… Read More

Canada slams China’s actions in SCS, Julian Felipe Reef

 March 25, 2021

MANILA – The Canadian government on Thursday slammed China’s actions in the South China Sea, “including off the coast of the Philippines” where over 200 China-flagged vessels were sighted as early as March 7.”Canada opposes recent Chinese actions in the South China Sea, including off the coast… Read More

New Zealand, EU join calls for rules-based order in SCS

 March 25, 2021

MANILA – The European Union (EU) and New Zealand joined calls to preserve a rules-based order in the South China Sea amid the reported “lingering” presence of Chinese fishing vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef last Tuesday.EU Ambassador to Manila Luc Veron on Thursday said the bloc “stands by… Read More

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