4 A lit­tle help from his friends

Southeast Asia Globe - - Panorama -

Con­tro­ver­sial Philip­pines Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte

has claimed that Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping per­son­ally assured him that Beijing would block any at­tempt to re­move Duterte from of­fice. “The as­sur­ances of Xi are very en­cour­ag­ing: we will not al­low you to be taken out from your of­fice and we will not al­low the Philip­pines to go to the dogs,” Duterte said in a speech as he ap­proaches the end of the

sec­ond year of his six-year term.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Cambodia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.