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Ex-Philippine leader to 'rekindle ties with China'

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 05:50
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THE IDEAL ICE-BREAKER: 'Ramos is probably the best choice for the job of breaking ice, since he is a revered statesman widely respected in his own country and in Asia,' China's state news agency, Xinhua, said in a commentary.

Manila

FORMER Philippine president Fidel Ramos on Monday departed on a five-day trip to Hong Kong to meet "old friends" and rekindle ties with China soured by a maritime dispute in the South China Sea.

In July, an arbitration court in The Hague ruled that China had no historic