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Duterte shifts foreign policy focus to China with 4-day visit

He heads to Beijing on Tuesday with hundreds of businessmen and is expected to announce billion-dollar deals

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers a speech prior to departing for a visit to Brunei and China. He is banking on China's support for financial and military assistance.

Manila

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to hold military exercises with China but not long-time ally the United States, Chinese media reported on Monday, on the eve of his state visit.

Mr Duterte heads to Beijing on Tuesday for a four-day trip that appears set to