Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte pictured in Beijing in October 2016. Photo: Simon Song

From South China Sea deals to loosening ties with the US: five things to look out for on Xi Jinping’s visit to the Philippines

  • Chinese president’s visit could clear the way for new deals on offshore exploration for oil and gas and a controversial new dam project
  • Trip comes amid Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing efforts to pivot away from Washington and move closer to Beijing
Topic |   The Philippines

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Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte pictured in Beijing in October 2016. Photo: Simon Song
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