Southeast Asia | Xi-Duterte deals stir a furor in the Philippines

Xi-Duterte deals stir a furor in the Philippines

Chinese president and Philippine leader entered 29 new agreements that opposition critics claim lack transparency and could undermine sovereign interests in the South China Sea

Manila, November 27, 2018 4:56 PM (UTC+8)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) signs the guestbook as Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (right) and his daughter Sarah Duterte look on at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. Photo: AFP/Mark R Cristino
Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) signs the guestbook as Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (right) and his daughter Sarah Duterte look on at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on November 20, 2018. Photo: AFP/Mark R Cristino
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