Duterte eyes China, Japan trips
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Diplomats in the Philippines are in talks with counterparts in Japan and China to arrange visits by controversial President Duterte at the end of next month, officials said on Friday. The Philippines' relations with Japan are warm but those with China have long been frosty over territorial wrangles in the South China Sea. Duterte has repeatedly said conflict was pointless and he wants to get along and do business with Beijing.
Duterte eyes China, Japan trips. (2016, September 24). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A2.