Philip­pines as­sures China: No to US ‘show of force’

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THE Philip­pines has as­sured China that it will not par­tic­i­pate in the United States’s planned global “show of force” in Novem­ber, Mala­cañang said on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9.

This was the com­mit­ment made by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte dur­ing his meet­ing with Chi­nese Am­bas­sador to the Philip­pines Zhao Jian­hua at Mala­cañan Palace on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Harry Roque Jr. told a press con­fer­ence.

Duterte is pre­par­ing to host Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, who will visit Manila in Novem­ber.

Roque guar­an­teed that Xi would ex­pe­ri­ence a “seam­less” visit to the Philip­pines.

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