How Philippine entrepreneurs can profit from the trillion-dollar ‘Belt & Road’

 (The Philippine Star) |

San Miguel beer and Oishi snacks in Belarus? BDO and Metrobank in Bangladesh or Ukraine? PLDT and Emperador in Algeria or Sudan? PAL and Cebu Pacific flying to Sri Lanka’s $13 billion Colombo Port City (now being built by China) or to Eastern Europe? Continue reading “How Philippine entrepreneurs can profit from the trillion-dollar ‘Belt & Road’”

China’s Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

By Brenda Goh and Sue-Lin Wong | May 15, 2017/ Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged major multilateral institutions to join his new Belt and Road Initiative, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. Continue reading “China’s Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism”

Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order

MAY 13, 2017 /NYTIMES

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WIDODO’S PEACE FORMULA FOR SOUTH CHINA SEA

BY ZURAIDAH IBRAHIM / 29 APR 2017/ SCMP

States involved in the South China Sea dispute should engage in “concrete cooperation” well before any code of conduct is developed, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has proposed. Continue reading “WIDODO’S PEACE FORMULA FOR SOUTH CHINA SEA”

How China has become America’s equal, as showcased at a Harvard forum

by Robert Delaney / 25 April, 2017/ SCMP

On the campus of Harvard Business School this past weekend there was little doubt among corporate leaders and investors gathered for an annual conference that China had arrived as an equal to the United States. Continue reading “How China has become America’s equal, as showcased at a Harvard forum”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit Hong Kong ahead of ‘Belt and Road’ summit in Beijing

by Jeffie Lam / 10 May, 2017/ SCMP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will pay a two-day visit to Hong Kong from Friday before heading to Beijing for the high-profile “Belt and Road” summit.

Duterte is expected to arrive on Friday morning. He will attend an event near the airport on Saturday afternoon to meet the city’s Filipinos, before leaving for the capital later that day. Continue reading “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit Hong Kong ahead of ‘Belt and Road’ summit in Beijing”

Trump’s protectionism leaves the world open to Chinese global expansion

by Toh Han Shih / global-is-asian.nus.edu.sg

Since taking the helm, Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the world open to further Chinese economic expansion. China’s rise on the international stage is also buttressed by the blistering growth of its investments and infrastructure projects around the world. Continue reading “Trump’s protectionism leaves the world open to Chinese global expansion”

Vietnamese expert backs inclusion of arbitral ruling in code of conduct 

A Vietnamese maritime expert strongly supports a proposal to include the landmark arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s sweeping claims over the South China Sea in the code of conduct  being hammered out by Southeast Asian nations and Beijing. Continue reading “Vietnamese expert backs inclusion of arbitral ruling in code of conduct”