Beijing and Manila agree to boost military ties as China tries to mend fences

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Beijing and Manila agree to boost military ties as China tries to mend fences

China and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to broaden defence and military engagement, as Beijing tries to mend fences and extend its presence in Southeast Asia. The pledge by China’s defence minister Chang Wanquan and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana on the sidelines of a regional meeting at Camp Aguinaldo came after China provided guns and ammunition to the Philippines to fight terrorism and for its anti-drug operations. “China seeks to enhance strategic mutual trust...

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China and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to broaden defence and military engagement, as Beijing tries to mend fences and extend its presence in Southeast Asia. The pledge by China’s defence minister Chang Wanquan and his Philippine counterpart Delfin Lorenzana on the sidelines of a regional meeting at Camp Aguinaldo came after China provided guns and ammunition to the Philippines to fight terrorism and for its anti-drug operations. “China seeks to enhance strategic mutual trust...BeijingManilaagreeboostmilitarytiesChinatriesmendfences

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