Duterte's China visit: President aims to strike balance between investment and settling territorial dispute
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President Rodrigo Duterte’s state tour to China, his first outside of Southeast Asia, is a stern test for the leader’s strongman image as he attempts to navigate a hot-button territorial conflict while luring investments from the mainland.
The former Davao City mayor, the first Philippine leader to visit China since 2011, arrived Tuesday in a visit that he called a “key turning point in both our [nation’s] histories.” The 71-year old, who recently marked 100 days in office, has been increasingly cozying up to the mainland to gain Chinese funds and distance his country from the U.S., which has criticized the extra-judicial killings under his war on drugs.
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