The country’s manufacturing industry continues to be backed up by Chinese coins
In the face of economies turned upside-down from the pandemic, Chinese Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian stated that Chinese investments in the Philippines have in fact “surged”, mentioning the billions of dollars that have financed the steel manufacturing, as well as telecommunications industries, reported CNN Philippines.
Xilian said, “although the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably exerted some adverse impact on international trade and investments…Sino-Philippine economic and trade exchanges have recently shown signs of warming up, demonstrating strong resilience and vitality.”
He added that Chinese firm Panghua Group is investing USD3.5 billion in constructing a steel manufacturing plant in Misamis Oriental. He expects this project, along with the hiring of Filipinos to teach English to Chinese students, to create employment for thousands of locals.
The ambassador also shared that state-run China Telecom has funded more than USD5 billion to Dito Telecommunity, whose scheduled to have a commercial rollout in three months.
Dito, owned by businessman Dennis Uy, is anticipated to test incumbent giants like Smart Telecommunications Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. in discounting prices while increasing internet speed.
According to Xilian, China and the Philippines have been continuously encouraging the cooperation between the “Belt and Road Initiative”, including the “Build Build Build” program for the time being, in hopes to boost economic recovery.
President Rodrigo Duterte continues to foster the Philippines’ relationship with China, referring to the nation as “a close neighbour and valued friend,” mentioning that the two countries will become even strong ties during the pandemic.
Beijing’s call for “common prosperity” cools down property prices in major cities, emerging markets
The squeeze on property prices affected not just China’s tier-one cities, but also investors looking for earners in emerging markets
Sent from above: SOURCE Global takes on the globe’s water scarcity problem
The company is tapping the heavens to supply drinking water to residential communities and commercial properties in Asia
Comfort over flash: Bluetown Architects’ holistic approach to architecture
Hangzhou-based Bluetown Architects aims to design properties that are as functional as they are striking
A green office building blossoms in Cebu
A storied Filipino family has forged an exceptionally smart, green office tower in Cebu