The Philippines in the Asia Pacific Strategic Pattern: Positioning and Choice
Considering the lessons in history, the realities, and economic development, the Philippines may adjust itself and return to its previous independent foreign policy of great power balancing, actively develop diplomatic relations with the United States, China, Russia, Japan and other countries, and on this basis, commit to improving the good neighborly and friendly relations with other ASEAN members and playing an important role in it. The dispute over the South China Sea islands and reefs is the main problem between China and the Philippines, but not all bilateral relations of them. The two nations should care about the longterm interests, resolve problems through bilateral peaceful talks, if they cannot be resolved instantly, the two sides should seek the common ground while reserving the differences, and focus on cooperation, which is conducive to the development of their friendly relations and also to regional stability.
【CateGory Index】： D834.1