Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls China a ‘friend’ amid South China Sea tensions

  • In a speech, Duterte he would not get into a spat with China over the South China Sea because it would result in war
Topic |   Diplomacy

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA

Philippines goes cap in hand to China as water shortage bites

  • Delegation from Manila lands in Beijing to seek loans and unlock funds for controversial China-backed Kaliwa dam
  • Critics say the Duterte government has engineered the water shortage to gain backing for the dam, which indigenous tribes oppose
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA
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