Tag: china

The macro economy and foreign policy rebalancing

November 29, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 2, 2016   When President Duterte announced during  his China visit that the Philippines was“separating from the United States” militarily and economically, he shocked his countrymen and the US too. This development introduced a different message to many observers, including […]

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Pragmatism wins

November 29, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 17, 2016   The Inquirer editorial on Nov. 4 said, in discussing the return of Filipino fishermen to Panatag Shoal: “The problem … is that it is contingent on Chinese goodwill, it is at the mercy of Chinese whim, rather than the rule of law.” […]

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Shopping mission to China

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 17, 2016   By this time, we can safely assume that the Duterte government has submitted its shopping list to Beijing and there is more or less agreement on what the President will bring home. Bananas and pineapples are in the bag and most likely, […]

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Duterte’s China pivot

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 14, 2016   Let us hope that President Duterte is not running into the arms of China simply because he is pissed with Obama and the EU’s kibitzing in his war on drugs. He must be careful. Rebound romances after a tumultuous break-up are often problematic. […]

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Trust in the US versus China

October 28, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 22, 2016   The very high trust of Filipinos in the United States has always been taken for granted.  In the latest Social Weather Stations survey of Sept. 23-27, 2016, 76 percent said they had much trust in the United States, 11 percent said they had […]

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Big power behavior, the Law of the Seas, and our interests in the West Phl Sea

July 22, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) July 20, 2016   Territorial issues over the West Philippine Sea – part of the larger South China Sea – dominated the topic of our national concerns last week. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the South […]

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Our China policy: separating movies from reality

June 10, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) June 10, 2016   An interesting phenomena common enough in politics is the difficulty people have with differentiating reality from wishful thinking. True and without fault, everyone would like the world to be something better. But it is one thing to work towards an objective, and another […]

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Grace’s China response

March 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) March 28, 2016   Frontrunner Grace Poe is usually well briefed by her panel of expert advisers. But the second debate revealed she needs a little more polish on how to respond to the China question. Not that there is a really good answer to how […]

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The West Philippine Sea: pride and consequence

March 11, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) March 10, 2016   Just because one can doesn’t mean one should. And just because one has the right doesn’t mean one is always correct to act on that right. Something to think about considering that the international arbitral tribunal deciding the Philippine case against China on […]

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Say it like it is

February 29, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 27, 2016   Days after news came out that China has deployed not only fighter jets but also antiaircraft missiles and radar to the disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea, and even after the United States has also publicly expressed alarm at China’s […]

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