China declined to recognise the ruling

China hails golden period in relations with Philippines

BEIJING (Reuters) Relations between China and the Philippines have entered a period of fast development Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, touting growth in trade and their efforts to settle disputes in the South China Sea.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opted to court Canada Goose online China for its Canada Goose Parka business and investment Canada Goose Online and avoid the rows over maritime canada coat goose coats sovereignty that dogged his predecessors.

Duterte has faced criticism at home for being what some people see as too soft on China over the long running territorial dispute, but he considers his approach to be pragmatic and says challenging China risks triggering war.

Wang, speaking canada goose store to reporters after meeting Philippine Foreign canadian goose jacket Minister Alan Peter Cayetano in Beijing, said the two countries had signed 22 cooperation agreements in less than six months and China had become the Philippines biggest trading partner for the first time.

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Philippines Department of Foreign canada goose black friday sale Affairs (DFA) secretary Alan Peter Cayetano listens the speech of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, uk canada goose outlet China June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool

anyone wants to reverse the current progress it will harm the interests of the Philippine people and that is not what we would like to see, he said.

Cayetano said peace and stability in the East and South China Seas, as well as the whole region, were a buy canada goose jacket tangible outcome of recent canada goose clearance sale improvement in relations with China.

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China claims most of the energy rich South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship borne trade passes every year. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have uk canada goose claims in the waters, where China has been building up military facilities such as runways on islands it has been developing.

The previous Philippine government filed a case in 2013 with canada goose uk shop the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on maritime boundaries.

Last canada goose uk outlet year, the tribunal invalidated China claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, but Duterte has put the ruling on the back burner and said he would revisit it later in his canada goose coats on sale term. China declined to recognise the ruling.

Separately, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a regular monthly news briefing that China had provided a batch of materials to the canada goose Philippines on Wednesday, though he gave no details.

Foreign Minister Canada Goose sale Wang said the Philippines was Canada Goose Outlet facing challenges posed by terrorism

course, China will not hesitate in extending cheap Canada Goose a helping hand to our close neighbour, the Philippines, he said. the future, in keeping with the Philippines needs, we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Michael Perry, Robert Birsel.