Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony in Beijing. Photo: AP

Just how far can the new friendship between China and the Philippines go?

Donald Kirk says while Filipinos have good reason to strike a deal with the Chinese, a key question remains: can Beijing provide the military aid the US has been giving Manila, and at what price?

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Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony in Beijing. Photo: AP
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