Analysis of Philippines-China MOU on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Development

Professor Dr. Jay Batongbacal continues to inform the public on maritime developments in the West Philippine Sea. Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of 5 December 2018 carries his updated analysis on the MOU signed during the recent visit of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the country. The maritime law expert had earlier analyzed an unofficially released draft of the MOU, also carried by the AMTI of 21 November, but “amid mounting demands for transparency and full release of the government’s reported 29 deals signed with China, particularly the MOU, the complete document was officially released on November 26.”

The two articles may be accessed at : https://amti.csis.org/philippines-china-mou-cooperation-oil-gas-development/?fbclid=IwAR1zok6zyjARI1mYBqJ3kjDBouioKreOgOFMuGRHLWoabrziJzZWySiArzY  and https://amti.csis.org/closer-look-chinas-proposal-joint-exploration-with-philippines/