Philippines businessmen to accompany Duterte to China - sources

Philippines businessmen to accompany Duterte to China - sources
 

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China from Oct. 19-21 accompanied by a business delegation, business and diplomatic sources said on Thursday, signalling his intent to set sovereignty squabbles aside and forge a stronger commercial relationship with Beijing.
The decision to invite business leaders suggests Duterte is following through with his vow to make peace with China and heal wounds that have festered since Manila lodged a legal challenge to Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea.
Several sources with direct knowledge of the plan said about two dozen Filipino... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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