4 A little help from his friends
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.