‘China-PH relationship not just about sea row’


MANILA – There is more to the relationship between China and the Philippines than the row over at the West Philippine Sea, Malacanang said, as it stressed that the country will retain a non-provocative stance amid Chinese ships still allegedly trespassing in Philippine waters.

“Our relationship with our neighbor is multifaceted. And, as we’ve always said, since the time that we have had several issues with them – [there] are other facets of that relationship that we continue to develop and that we continue to move forward on,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

Both nations are celebrating twin events on Sunday — the 12th Filipino Chinese Friendship Day Celebration and the 38th Anniversary of Philippines-China Diplomatic Relation….

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