China’s Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang to visit PHL as ties enter ‘new era’ —Beijing envoy


Michaela Del Callar


GMA News


September 5, 2017 


Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to make his first-ever state visit to the Philippines next year while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will fly to the country for an official visit and to attend the ASEAN summit in November as relations between the once-hostile Asian neighbors enter a "new era," Beijing's top envoy to Manila said. "Ever since President Duterte took office, our relationship has dramatically improved. Relations, cooperations have entered into a new era, so we need to continue to properly handle the disputes that we have," Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua told journalists at a diplomatic reception Monday evening.