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Philippine's Duterte prepares visit to China, distances himself from Washington

Philippine's Duterte prepares visit to China, distances himself from WashingtonIn a statement issued after Duterte met China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin in Manila on Tuesday, the Chinese foreign ministry said Duterte said he was pleased with how ties had developed since he came to China last year, Reuters reports.

Duterte has carried out a stunning U-turn in Philippines' foreign policy, making overtures towards China while berating traditional ally the United States.

"I will come to Beijing in May to attend the 'One Belt, One Road' international cooperation summit forum, and I look forward to meeting President Xi Jinping again," the ministry paraphrased Duterte as saying, without elaborating.

Duterte reiterated last month he wanted to avoid confrontation with China and saw no need to press Beijing to abide by a July ruling on China's claims in the disputed South China Sea that went in favor of the Philippines.
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