Duterte visiting China to meet Xi, watch Gilas vs. Italy

President Rodrigo Duterte will be visiting China from August 28 to September 1, 2019. This will be the President’s fifth visit to China during his presidency.

According to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Meynardo Montealegre, President Duterte will first visit Beijing to hold bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on August 29. This will be the two leaders’ 8th meeting.

In this meeting Duterte and Xi will tackle issues of mutual interests to both Philippines and China. They will also witness signing of a number of agreements and understandings.

After Beijing, President Duterte will visit Guangdong to watch the 2019 FIBA World Cup game between Philippines and Italy on August 31. Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will accompany President Duterte during the match.