Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
The Philippines

Philippines calls claim China influenced 2016 election to favour Duterte ‘nonsense’

  • Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario made the claim at a forum on Monday, citing a ‘most reliable international entity’
  • He said senior Chinese officials were ‘bragging that they had been able to influence the 2016 Philippine elections so that Duterte would be president’

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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