President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping prior to their bilateral meetings at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October, 2016.Wikimedia Commons

China Daily-Oct 30

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to the Philippines this week underlines the great importance China attaches to its neighborhood diplomacy. It is another sign of China’s commitment to deepening ties with countries in Southeast Asia and working with them to build a shared future. Wang’s talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin Jr have touched upon a wide range of issues from deepening bilateral cooperation to jointly defending multilateralism and maintaining peace in the South China Sea.

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