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The Association for Philippine China Understanding (APCU) will hold a forum on China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University on August 18, Friday from 1-3 p.m. at Escaler Hall.
Four academics from China will be the panel of resource persons to discuss the revival of the old Silk Road and the new Maritime Silk Road linking east and west for connectivity, cooperation and shared prosperity among many nations.
APCU just represented the Philippines at the recent ASEAN-China People-to-People Friendship Association Conference at Siem Reap, Cambodia from August 6-9.
Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has underscored the need to promote a harmonious relationship between the Philippines and China.
Arroyo made the statement in her speech after being elected as chair of the Association for Philippine-China Understanding (APCU).
“[O]ur country’s political environment is truly the time to work for the ‘strong and healthy relations between the Philippines and China that promotes peace, harmony and prosperity among their peoples’ that APCU’s vision declares,” she said.
The APCU, a recognized and accredited people-to-people organization in China, was co-founded by Arroyo in the early 1970s.
The organization played a vital role in the establishment of the Philippine diplomatic relations with China.
The Filipino-Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc., extends its best wishes and congratulations to the new officers of the Association of Philippine China Understanding (APCU). Elected during its General Assembly last Monday July 10 were:
Chairperson – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Vice Chairman – Jesus Cham; President – Gabriel Lopez; External Vice President – Rachy Cuna; Internal Vice President – Raul Lambino; Treasurer – Letty Timbol; Executive Director – Jose “Pete” Arce, Jr.
The new APCU Board of Trustees also affirmed last year’s designation of FCHCSI President Peter Tiu Lavina as Head of APCU Davao/Mindanao.
APCU, which is promoting people-to-people diplomacy and good relations with China, will send a delegation to the ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Festival in Guandong, China on July 24-28, and in the ASEAN-China People-to-People Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia on August 6-9.
The Association for Philippine-China Understanding (APCU) will hold a general assembly meeting on July 10 at 3 pm at the New Quezon City Library beside Quezon City Hall, according to its Executive Director Peter Arce.
APCU is the oldest non-government organization promoting good relations with China dating back during the early 1970s. It is engaged in people-to-people diplomacy and is recognized by the Chinese government as the Philippine representative to the China-ASEAN people-to-people association.
Hong Kong can be of great help to the Philippine government’s ambitious plan to build more roads, railways, bridges and the like infrastructure projects, especially under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative aimed at improving connectivity and cooperation, a Hong Kong business executive told Xinhua in an exclusive interview recently.
Chen Zhangcheng, chair of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, said Hong Kong-based businessmen can sink in their capital in Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines. By investing in ASEAN countries, he said, more jobs will be created in the region.
“The Philippines is particularly eager to attract investment from Hong Kong, as it enjoys geographical advantages. You can see their officials trying hard to introduce projects and business prospects in the Philippines in every expo and forum held in Hong Kong,” Chen said.