Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China during the Administration of Ferdinand E. Marcos: 1975-1986
Keywords:Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Communism
The term of President Ferdinand Marcos marked another milestone in Philippine foreign policy. At the start of the Third Philippine Republic, from President Roxas’ term to that of President Macapagal, our foreign policy had always been pro-American and anti-Communist. It was not until the time of President Ferdinand Marcos that a new direction was initiated. It was steered towards establishing diplomatic linkages with the Socialist countries. The People’s Republic of China was one of them. This paper highlights the political, economic, cultural and social implications of forging diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China under the Marcos presidency.