Abstract：China-Philippine Joint Development negotiation has kept a sound momentum, but at the same time there are also five obstacles which need to be overcome. The first obstacle is Philippine law provisions known as the 60/40 rule and exclusive Philippine jurisdiction. The second obstacle is Philippine domestic political disputes on joint development in disputed maritime area. China and the Philippines can start from joint exploration research, which can help the Philippines to accumulate political consensus. The third obstacle is Philippine lower continuity of joint development policy in the South China Sea (SCS). To keep the continuity of joint development policy in the SCS, both china and the Philippines can respectively set up a high commissioner for maritime joint development. The fourth obstacle lies in Philippine suspicion of Chinese intention to promote joint development in the SCS. To cope with the situation, China can expand its public diplomacy among Philippine people to improve local people’s livelihood. The fifth obstacle comes from the U.S. The U.S. will not sit by and watch the success of China-Philippines joint development negotiation in the SCS; hence it will spare no effort to get itself involved in the issue. Confronted with the intervention of the U.S., China can adopt an open-ended mind in joint development.