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Rodrigo Duterte, who is China-bound with a delegation of 400 business leaders, will be the first Philippines president invited by Xi Jinping for one-on-one talks in Beijing

usiness and investment deals and improved trade ties could result from improving relations between China and the Philippines under Duterte, after years of tension related to the nations' competing claims in the South China Sea.
5 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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