People’s Daily: Philippine Senate majority leader urges stronger ties with China

From People’s Daily:

Philippine Senate majority leader Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday called for strengthening the country’s ties with China during the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to the on April 26-28.

[Pangilinan stated,] “Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit serves as a fitting commemoration of Philippine-Chinese 30th year as diplomatic allies and reliable partners in the Asia-Pacific region. I understand that it was on June 30, 1975, that the Philippines and China signed a Joint Communique that formally established diplomatic relations between our countries. The Joint Communique contained a Philippine declaration recognizing the People’s Republic of China as the sole government of China. This was the beginning of the Philippines’ One-China Policy in our diplomatic relations,” Pangilinan said.

“China is certainly an attractive market for Philippine exports and a source of essential imports and foreign direct investments.

President Hu Jintao’s comments on arrival to Manila: People’s Daily

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