China says backs Philippines' anti-narcotics campaign

China says backs Philippines' anti-narcotics campaign
 

China backs Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-narcotics campaign and will cooperate with the Southeast Asian country in the war against drugs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Duterte won the presidential election by a huge margin in May after campaigning almost entirely on promises to wipe out drugs and crime.
Nearly 2,300 people have died in the war on drugs since the campaign started on June 30, according to police, of which 1,566 were drug suspects killed in police operations.
Western countries have expressed concern at extrajudicial killings, concerns strongly... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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