Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte prior to their meeting in Beijing in May. Ties between the two countries have improved since Beijing became involved in Manila’s war on drugs. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Manila’s war on drugs is helping to build bridges between China and Philippines

After years of conflict over South China Sea, nations have found common ground fighting spread of methamphetamine

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte prior to their meeting in Beijing in May. Ties between the two countries have improved since Beijing became involved in Manila’s war on drugs. Photo: Reuters
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