New page of history for China, Philippines — And ASEAN — Common economic program for everybody

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In a recent interview with China Central Television, Duterte said the “new chapter” involves economic development and if China were to help the Philippines and ASEAN, it could only do so “if we come up with a common economic program for everybody.” AFP/Mark Cristino, pool

BEIJING – A “new page of history” has begun for China, the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), President Duterte declared as he participates in China’s One Belt, One Road Forum here that focuses on Beijing’s plan to  improve connectivity and cooperation with Asia, Africa and Europe.

In a recent interview with China Central Television, Duterte said the “new chapter” involves economic development and if China were to help the Philippines and ASEAN, it could only do so “if we come up with a common economic program for…

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