China’s Xi Seeks Deeper Ties With Philippines Under Duterte

  • Chinese president seeks to put bilateral ties back on track
  • Duterte has adopted more conciliatory tone on sea dispute

China's President Xi Jinping.

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China wants to deepen relations with the Philippines under incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, as he sought to revive bilateral ties strained by rising tensions over conflicting claims in the South China Sea.

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