Thank you for participating as a China Conference: Southeast Asia (CCSEA) delegate, scheduled for February 18-19, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. We would like to share updates about our event with you.
We have been carefully monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus, the recommendations by the World Health Organization, as well as health and international travel advisories. In the interest of your safety, we are postponing the event. We will be in touch shortly with a new conference date.
We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We look forward to having you join our conference later this year.
Thank you very much.
President Duterte’s administration is pushing forward the ‘build build build’ program, earmarking 75 flagship projects with a combined total of US$36 billion in investments. Many believe that China will be key to the success of this plan, and the Philippines’ future growth. To strengthen the infrastructure cooperation even further, the two countries have agreed on a 10-year infrastructure cooperation program including China’s BRI and the Philippines’ Long Term Vision in 2018. Although Duterte is mending the country’s relationship with China, how will he manage and mitigate potential political risks? Will the “60-40 rule” deter foreign investors from investing in infrastructure? How can both countries work together to achieve mutual interests, win-win cooperation and avoid the debt trap? What can the Philippines learn from China’s decades of infrastructure development?