The Heat: China – Philippines ties

The Heat

Children hold national flags of China and the Philippines before President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and China’s President Xi Jinping attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, October 20, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / THOMAS PETER)

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Beijing in October, he received a pledge of $15 billion in investments for his country.

Last week, a Philippine delegation secured the funding for three large infrastructure projects including a river pump irrigation project, a new dam and a railway line.

CGTN’s Barnaby Lo traveled to Duterte’s hometown of Davao City, one of the first places to benefit from China’s investment.
Follow Barnaby Lo ‏on Twitter @barnabychuck

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the future of the relations between China and the Philippines:

  • Chen Xiaochen,a researcher at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China
  • Song Zhang, chief correspondent with Shanghai Wen Hui Daily in Washington D.C.
  • Reuben Mondejar, associate professor in the Department of Management at the City University of Hong Kong
  • Ronce Almond, a partner with the firm, The Wicks Group, in Washington, D.C.

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