Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP

Duterte said China pledged billions of dollars to the Philippines. What happened to it?

  • Five years into his six-year term as president, Rodrigo Duterte is still to deliver many of the Build, Build, Build infrastructure projects he claimed had China’s backing
  • Much of the Chinese funding appears not to have materialised; some critics suggest the Philippine leader exaggerated the support for his projects

Topic |   China-Philippines relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
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