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Duterte and generals split on China rapprochement

8 June, 2017 at 13:47

Analysis of Philippine foreign policy, especially in recent months, has largely revolved around the bigger-than-life persona of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte again hits US for criticizing drug...

25 April, 2017 at 12:00

President Duterte slammed the United States yesterday for expressing concern over the killings linked to his war against drugs and dared it to explain supposed interference in other countries’ affairs.

PH to explore FTA with US

6 February, 2017 at 16:00

The Philippines will explore a bilateral free trade agreement with the US even as it will prioritize completion and implementation of existing and ongoing trade deals.

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required

3 February, 2017 at 12:55

When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions.

China Can Thrive in the Trump Era

30 January, 2017 at 10:00

President Trump and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, are in a bind. Mr. Trump’s slogan is to “Make America Great Again,” while Mr. Xi’s motto is “Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation.”

Trump Injects High Risk Into Relations With...

27 January, 2017 at 16:56

For China, President Trump’s scrapping of the American-brokered Pacific trade agreement is a chance to extend Beijing’s economic and political influence. And it is an opportunity to deepen ties with its neighbors in Asia.

How Rodrigo Duterte cast himself as an...

28 October, 2016 at 09:20

This is a column about high geopolitics: the United States, China, the Philippines, the fate of the American order in the Pacific. But the great forces that move history often have their origins at a much lower level. And some of them were visible last week on a cellphone in Manila.

The art of alliances

18 October, 2016 at 08:00

The Philippines-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) and the Australia New Zealand United States Security Treaty (ANZUS) were signed two days apart in 1951 on opposite sides of the US.

Peza locators seek to be placated as...

4 October, 2016 at 10:25

More investors are raising concerns about what they perceive as a growing instability under the Duterte administration, which they believe may erode the country’s attractiveness as an investment destination and derail the gains achieved over the past several years.

How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change...

26 July, 2016 at 12:30

Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails?

Shaping up for TPP

9 September, 2015 at 14:40

IN NOVEMBER, we play host to the presidents, prime ministers and economic ministers of the 20 other economies comprising the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), for the group’s culminating meetings this year.

EU, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Free Trade...

3 September, 2015 at 09:42

The EU and Vietnam have reached an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement (FTA), after two and a half years of intense negotiations.

FDIs approved by gov’t agencies jump 32%...

29 November, 2011 at 10:57

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign direct investments approved by government agencies in the third quarter of the year rose by 32 percent

President Plans Long-awaited Visit to a Strategic...

8 November, 2011 at 11:34

Regional News President Barack Obama’s long-awaited trip to Australia on November 16 and 17 will provide a welcome opportunity to deepen ties

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