China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

Reuters 10/10/2021

BEIJING  –  Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, and did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern.…

Duterte, Xi reaffirm PH-China ties, friendship in phone call

Krissy Aguilar 08/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday reaffirmed the cooperation and friendship between Philippines and China in areas like the COVID-19 pandemic and infrastructure development. The two leaders had a “warm,…

Duterte thanks Xi anew for jabs, vows ‘neutral’ PH

Leila B. Salaverria 08/21/2021

President Duterte on Friday told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Philippines would remain “neutral” on geopolitical issues, as he thanked Beijing for its latest donation of COVID-19 vaccines. Mr. Duterte welcomed the arrival of 739,000 Sinopharm…

Unrequited love

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 03/25/2021

In April 2018, President Duterte declared, “I just simply love Xi Jinping.” President Duterte made this declaration in a press conference in Davao City just before he left for China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia.…

Xi Jinping offers to help North Korea fight coronavirus

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 05/10/2020

SEOUL — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday offered to help North Korea contain the novel coronavirus, in his reply to an earlier message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “China is willing to enhance anti-epidemic cooperation…

China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases — gov’t

AFP 01/26/2020

WUHAN, China — The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei province on Sunday reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases. The latest numbers…

Xi meets Lam in ‘vote of confidence’ over Hong Kong protests

11/05/2019

HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was a “vote of confidence” in her government’s ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese…

Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

10/06/2019

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic relations. North Korean…

Duterte invokes 2016 fishing agreement with China

06/28/2019

  Claiming he could not keep Chinese fishermen out of Philippine waters, President Duterte on Wednesday cited a deal he struck with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016, allowing the Chinese access to the Philippines’ exclusive economic…

US wants ‘concrete’ trade action from China within 90 days

AFP 12/04/2018

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States said Monday it will need to see “something concrete” from China in the next 90 days to build a real agreement on trade, two days after Donald Trump and Xi…

US: NKorea must stop ‘provocative’ behavior

AFP, AP 08/12/2017

  Washington — The United States demanded that North Korea “must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior” early Saturday after President Donald Trump stepped up his warnings against Pyongyang and spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping…

Pragmatism wins

Peter Wallace 11/17/2016

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…

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