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The Philippines' president is betting big on a trip to China, but he may be overplaying his hand

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will arrive in China for a state visit next week, a trip that has generated much enthusiasm among his country's business community. For Duterte, too, the visit is an opportunity, coming after months of his efforts to improve relations with Beijing. China's appeal is both economic and political. The Asian giant, the world's second-largest economy, offers a lucrative export market for Philippine goods, and Duterte has said he's interested in securing investment for infrastructure projects in his country from Chinese investors.
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