Today in Philippine History, June 9, 1975, the Philippines and China established diplomatic relations

Posted Friday June 08, 2012 ()

On June 9, 1975, the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China signed a Joint Communique in Beijing formally establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries at the ambassadorial level.

Related to this, Presidential Proclamation No. 148 was issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on January 22, 2002 declaring June 9 of every year as Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day.

Reference: Philippines News Agency archives