China’s Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line

China's President Xi Jinping walks past honour guards upon his arrival at Ninoy Aquino International airport during a state visit in Manila, Philippines, November 20, 2018. At right is Philippine armed forces chief General Carlito Galvez.REUTERS/Erik De Castro

MANILA (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines for a state visit on Tuesday, aiming to advance strategic gains made under a Manila leadership that has favored Beijing in the hope of receiving billions of dollars of loans and investment. Xi’s visit comes two years after Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte declared he […]

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