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Xi visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping lands Tuesday for his first state visit to the Philippines, a traditional US ally that is a key prize as Beijing and Washington jostle for supremacy in the Pacific. China won a windfall partner with the 2016 election of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has rattled the Philippines century-old bond with the US while courting trade and investment from the rising American rival. Manila has said it hopes the two-day stopover, the first from a Chinese president in 13 years, will finally net signed deals for investment in major infrastructure projects promised by Beijing when Duterte visited two years ago. China has dispersed tens of billions of dollars ...

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