Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks a Chinese-made rifle during the ceremonial handover of military weapons from China to the Philippines inm 2017. File photo: EPA

China donates small boats and RPG launchers to Philippines

Beijing’s donations so far remain small compared with arms transfers from the United States, a defence treaty ally with the Philippines since the 1950s

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks a Chinese-made rifle during the ceremonial handover of military weapons from China to the Philippines inm 2017. File photo: EPA
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