China and the Philippines have been trying to build closer ties but their relationship remains turbulent. Photo: EPA

Philippines must strike a balance when China’s Xi Jinping comes to visit, analysts say

  • Sides will sign ‘at least five economic deals’ when Xi meets President Rodrigo Duterte in November, Manila says
  • But leaders are expected to skirt a long-standing dispute over the South China Sea
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China and the Philippines have been trying to build closer ties but their relationship remains turbulent. Photo: EPA
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