메뉴 건너뛰기

In Duterte's Davao, China Vice Premier Prioritises Deals Over Disputes

2017.04.24 08:08

Edgar28K1184992 조회 수:532

business loans bad creditMANILA, March 17 (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's in his home city on Friday, becoming the most high-profile visitor from Beijing since two countries long at odds sought to chart a new course in relations.

Wang went to Davao City, where Duterte was mayor loan for small business 22 years before he became president in 2016 and sought a dramatic change in approach towards China at the height of a row over South China Sea sovereignty and amid the fallout of a bitter legal dispute that went to international arbitration.

The vice premier signed a six-year development programme to work together on trade and investment, part of Duterte's strategy to engage China as a buyer of Philippine farm and fisheries produce and a builder and financier of its much-needed infrastructure.

"Wang Yang noted the need to focus on common interests that bring more benefits than differences," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said after the closed-door meeting between Duterte and Wang.

"The president said bilateral ties are found stronger, particularly in trade and commerce, and reaffirmed the importance of peaceful settlement of disputes."

The relationship has for years been characterised by disputes, with the Philippines repeatedly opposing China's island-building in parts of its exclusive economic zone and its repelling of fishermen from the disputed Scarborough Shoal.

Though Duterte has persuaded China to end the blockade and let fishermen operate around the shoal, China has continued to fortify some of its artificial islands with military hardware.

It was unclear, however, if Wang and Duterte discussed China's decision to start preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal.

The Philippines has recently said it was assured China would not carry out any building work there.

The six-year business deal covers loans, support with feasibility studies, grants for bridge construction, a proposed Philippines-China industrial park, dams, railways and agribusiness training.

China last week committed to finance at least three Philippine infrastructure projects worth $3.4 billion, two of which could be rolled out in the first half of this year. .

Wang's visit to Davao comes two months after that of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was the first foreign leader to visit the Philippines under Duterte, signalling Tokyo's intent to bolster its influence amid a changing geopolitical landscape.

Abe brought with him a 1 trillion yen ($8.77 billion) aid package.

Wang's trip was more businesslike than that of Abe, who has a close personal bond with the firebrand Philippine leader and had breakfast in his humble Davao home.

Duterte typically spends three days each week in Davao, or more. He is there visiting his newborn grandson, who is named "Stonefish".

Duterte was also visited on Friday by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who announced a A$90 million ($69.2 million) programme to support education and policy development in Mindanao, an impoverished Muslim region in the predominantly Catholic nation.

Mindanao has been plagued by decades of separatist rebellion and the Philippines is concerned it could become a hotbed of extremism if Islamic State gains a foothold.

"Both underscored that terrorism and violent extremism are serious threats," spokesman Abella said of their meeting. ($1=$A1.3006) (Reporting by Martin Petty and Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Nick Macfie)
번호 제목 글쓴이 날짜 조회 수
공지 성신창업 홈페이지가 개설되었습니다 성신창업 2014.06.18 229421
16 Understanding Is Funds When Doing Work In Affiliate Marketing Online Ambrose738559284 2017.03.03 208
15 Hot Sexy Shows Her Boobs On Live Show KyleWeidner8487 2017.03.02 211
14 Download Lagu Modesto04670150 2017.03.02 229
13 Don't Be Fooled When Preparation A Funeral SamualVenable44803 2017.03.01 177
12 New Audi TT Walton YongCumpston022806 2017.03.01 205
11 Http://www.jeuxvideo.com/forums/42-9989-50170762-1-0-1-0-no-survey-fire-emblem-heroes-hack-cheats-full-orbs-and-xps-ios-android-updated.htm VeolaWaterfield0219 2017.03.01 759
10 Property Growth In 7 Steps BerylLigar966807361 2017.02.28 228
9 On-line Games - Forms Of Popular Games CierraHeadley68 2017.02.28 176
8 Online Betting Sites For Sports Activities Betting AnnieWinslow34409291 2017.02.27 252
7 Tips On How To Win On-line Poker - The Real Poker Tournament Strategy SherylCocks59080 2017.02.27 183
6 Acupuncture For A Wholesome Life EugenioShumack981820 2017.02.27 239
5 Cam Zoosex Animal naturis purenudism private 2017.02.24 266
4 Three Simple Ways A Weblog Can Turn Your Pastime Into An On-line Business EdithD490798734473044 2017.02.24 269
3 Top Rochester Ny Northland Lyceum Accident Lawyer DevonOMeara86993102 2017.02.23 4561
2 Earn Money With Mobile Apps SpencerStrain855 2017.02.21 206
1 Mobile Software Development Is The Key To Enjoyable Sharing In Long Term AudreyDesailly4 2017.02.19 1071