When we were Speaker of the House of Representatives (1992-1998; 2001-2008), we had the priviledge to discuss with then Chinese President Hu Jin Tao
and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Beijing our plan for an initial Philippines-China Joint Oil Seismic Program in the South China Sea which both welcomed immediately (one of the highlights of the Arroyo state visit) and urged us to proceed soonest to invite the Vietnamese to join the Program, and which we did immediately, and with the help of our counterpart Speaker of the Vietnamese Parliament in Hanoi, and the then, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister, a graduate from La Salle Manila.
Pak China relations have been described by Hu Jin Tao
as Higher than the mountains, deeper than oceans and sweeter than honey".
The Prime Minister Mauritius, Navin Ramgoolam paid an official visit to China in 2007 and discussed the matter with Chinese President Hu Jin Tao
. It was reported that Hu was interested and that he promised that Chinese enterprises would invest in the project.
At the protest venue a big poster with Hu's face with a bloody palm print on it said: "Hu Jin Tao
is unwelcome" at the summit.
Discussions between President Mahinda Rajapakse and the Chinese President Hu Jin Tao
were held yesterday at Korinshia Newski hotel in St.
In this regard he mentioned that during his visit to Pakistan in 2006 President Hu Jin Tao
added a new phrase to describe the profound friendship between Pakistan and China by calling it "sweeter than honey".