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

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

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