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