Huang Xilian in Manila. Photo: Facebook

New China envoy to Philippines Huang Xilian upbeat on Beijing-Manila ties

  • New envoy ‘honoured and grateful’ but flashpoints such as South China Sea and Chinese casino workers in Philippines may prove challenging
  • ‘Neighbours wish each other well, just as loved ones do to each other,’ he said, while hailing President Rodrigo Duterte’s accomplishments
Topic |   China-Philippines relations

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Huang Xilian in Manila. Photo: Facebook
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A gambling website in the Philippines has a live platform for customers to interact with the young female Chinese dealers. Photo: Tory Ho

Duterte played China over online gambling. The house won

  • Duterte turned a blind eye to Beijing’s objections when Chinese offshore gambling firms – or Pogos – rolled into town and flashed the cash
  • Now he’s struggling to see how the taxman can take a cut
Topic |   The Philippines

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A gambling website in the Philippines has a live platform for customers to interact with the young female Chinese dealers. Photo: Tory Ho
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