Philippine Front-Runner Open to Talks With China on Sea Dispute

  • Davao Mayor may seek China help with infrastructure projects
  • Duterte says he won't live in presidential palace if elected

Rodrigo Duterte

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Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor who is leading Philippine presidential polls, said he will hold bilateral talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea if the current multilateral discussions don’t bear fruit within two years.

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