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Pinuri ni Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sa kanyang signed article na inilathala sa Manila ang relasyon ng China at Pilipinas sa pagsasabing "seeing a rainbow after the storm and showing a good momentum across the board".
Sa artikulo na may pamagat na "Opening a new chapter of China-Philippines relations," sinabi ni Li na simula nang bumisita si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa China noong October 2016 ay nagkaroon ng mahigpit na ugnayan ang dalawang bansa at nagkaroon ng positibong resulta.
Nakasaad din sa artikulo na lumagda ang magkabilang panig ng mahigit 20 cooperation documents sa governmental or departmental levels at tinukoy ang ilang priority infrastructure projects, na makatutulong sa pag-unlad ng bansa.
Nasa bansa ngayon si Li para sa kanyang official visit at pagdalo sa serye ng leaders' meetings sa East Asian cooperation.
Ito ang kauna-unahang pagbisita sa Pilipinas ng isang Chinese Premier sa loob ng mahigit 10 taon. - LSR
Nasa ilalim ang buong teksto ng artikulo ni Premyer Li Keqiang:
Opening a new chapter of China-Philippines relations with renewed friendship and deepened cooperation
Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
It is my great pleasure to pay an official visit to the Philippines and attend the East Asia leaders' meetings at the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte. This will be my first visit to your hospitable land as the Chinese Premier, yet I have long been drawn to your rich historical and cultural heritage, vibrant society, and your cheerful and hard-working people.
I wish to extend my warm greetings and best regards to the Philippine people and I hope my upcoming visit will help enhance the friendship between our peoples, deepen bilateral cooperation and open new prospects for China-Philippines relations.
Facing each other across the sea, our peoples share a close bond and a long history of friendly association. Our earliest exchanges could be traced to the period of China's Tang and Song dynasties. In those times, Chinese merchants bound for the Philippines would load their ships with stones as ballasts, which would be left behind as the fully-loaded ships sailed back to China. These stones, known as "Piedra de China" were later used by the local people to build houses and pave roads, becoming a precious historical mark of our friendly interactions. In the 15th century, Admiral Zheng He's seven voyages to the Western Seas took him to the Manila Bay, Visayas and Sulu many times, sowing the seeds of friendship and cooperation among our peoples. The recent exhibition "Fujian Ware Found in the Philippines: Song-Yuan Period" is a good example of millennium-old friendship and exchange between us.
Many Filipinos trace their ancestry to China's Fujian Province. The ancestors of Jose Rizal, your founding father and national hero, were from Jinjiang City of Fujian. Ye Fei, a well-known Chinese general in China's war of resistance against Japanese aggression, was born in Province to a Filipino mother. Fookien, the dialect of Fujian, together with its unique cuisine such as pancit, siopao, bihon and misua, has long been part of the Philippine culture, and the Spring Festival is a major holiday celebrated across the country. The Mazu culture, brought to the Philippines by generations of Chinese, has taken root here and enriched a multi-cultural Philippines. These historical episodes have formed a shared legacy and deep bonds between our peoples.