China’s Xi Jin-ping greets Philippine leader Rogrigo Duterte, March 2017.

The Manila Times-Nov 21

“Rainbow after the rain” was how Chinese President Xi Jinping described the state of affairs between the Philippines and China in an op-ed piece published in Manila newspapers ahead of his state visit on Tuesday.  This is the first state visit by a Chinese leader to the Philippines since 2005, which speaks volumes about how relations between Manila and Beijing have vastly improved under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

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First published in: The Manila Times