China & Philippines: strengthening ties, then & now

 Unveiling of the exhibition marker

It’s a photo exhibit that captures historic moments between two nations- China and the Philippines. 

Over the past years, China and the Philippines have established a comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship that brought tangible benefits between the two nations. Recently, with the new administration in place led by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., Chinese President Xi Jinping's Special Representative, Vice President Wang Qishan, and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to the Philippines. China expressed their willingness to work with the Philippines’ new administration, “to adhere to the good-neighborly friendship, and deepen practical cooperation, so as to usher in a new era of the ‘Golden Age’ in bilateral ties.” 

“Transcend the Millennia Friendship, Greet a New Era of Golden Age” Photo Exhibition on the Achievements of China-Philippines Cooperation is a curated collection of photographs that highlights the most significant moments of the two nations’ relationship. 

Capturing China-Philippines relations historic moments in photos 

ConGen Li Lin giving the City Mayor an exhibit tour

“This Photo Exhibition will show to the viewers the achievements of China-Philippine cooperation, especially in the past 6 years. The pictures chosen are just a small part of the immense number of our cooperation, which highlight the most significant moments of high-level exchanges, major economic and trade cooperation, and key joint anti-pandemic endeavors. It is my sincere hope that this Photo Exhibition can remind us how important it is, how conducive it is for our two countries and our two peoples to maintain and further enhance our relation as good neighbors, good partners and good family relatives,” said Chinese Consul General Li Lin. 

Consul General of China in Davao Li Lin

He said that China and the Philippines are close neighbors and good partners through thick and thin. Over the past six years, under the guidance of President Xi Jinping and Former President Rodrigo Duterte, the two countries have established the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Relationship. 

“Understanding and friendship between our two peoples, and exchanges and cooperation between the two nations have been greatly strengthened. The synergy of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Philippines' Build Build Build Strategy has not only brought tangible benefits to the people but also fortified peace and stability, cooperation and development in our region. China is working to continue its cooperation with the Philippine’s new administration led by President BBM and Vice president Sara Duterte to build a new era of "golden age" in bilateral ties,” shared ConGen Li Lin. 

Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte

Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte congratulated the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Davao and SM Supermalls for mounting the event, and said “The Philippines has always greatly valued its thriving relationship with the People's Republic of China. Over the years, we continue to strengthen the good relations between our countries through the full support of our people. Through this photo exhibition, may we realize and recollect the many achievements and contributions we have made for each other. As such, may this also inspire us to create more plans and programs for cooperation and development for our communities.” 

"Photo Exhibition on China-Philippines Cooperation Achievements” will run until September 4, 2002 at the SM City Davao Event Center 

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