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As Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte continues to distance himself from the West, moving instead toward regional powerhouse China, an official from China’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the controversial leader of the Philippines will meet with the Chinese president next week in Beijing.
As Reuters reports:
“China confirmed on Wednesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China next week, as the Southeast Asian leader’s relationship with traditional ally the United States frays.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China from October 18 to 21 at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, China's foreign ministry said on its website on Wednesday.