Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Xi Jinping will meet in Manila next month, with the two sides expected to sign major deals. Photo: AFP

Expect big deals and some choppy waters to navigate when Xi Jinping goes to Manila

  • Chinese leader’s first trip to the Philippines next month comes amid growing frustration over Beijing’s activities in the South China Sea
  • Manila is hedging its bets by reviving security ties with traditional allies as doubts deepen over Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China
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Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Xi Jinping will meet in Manila next month, with the two sides expected to sign major deals. Photo: AFP
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