President Xi Jinping aimed to cement the recent transformation in China’s ties with the Philippines during his visit to the neighbouring nation. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

Why deals and cooperation are the keys to building on the energy from Xi-Duterte talks

  • Richard Heydarian writes that China and the Philippines fell short of striking a diplomatic breakthrough on crucial areas of concern
  • Sides signed only a generic agreement on oil and gas cooperation

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President Xi Jinping aimed to cement the recent transformation in China’s ties with the Philippines during his visit to the neighbouring nation. Photo: Reuters
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