Philippines’ China Neutrality: Fruit Diplomacy!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines may officially subscribe to the “One-China Policy” but its practical approach is more of neutrality — through its Fruit Diplomacy which it hopes will significantly ease the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

While China sends aircraft and sea vessels in and around the Taiwan Straight to intimidate Taipei government, the Philippines regularly sending imports of banana, mango and durian to BOTH China and Taiwan.

Taiwan regularly monitors Chinese incursions into its ADIZ (air defense identification zone) while the Philippines constantly watches its revenue from its fruit exports.

As Philippine President Bongbong Marcos has said, “we are a friend to all, an enemy to none.”

(Brian Neyra contributed to this report)


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