China promises ‘corruption-free’ infrastructure aid to Philippines

MANILA – China will increase infrastructure assistance to the Philippines under “corruption-free” agreements, as ties between the two countries improved under President Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing’s envoy said Friday. The Chinese government hopes Duterte will secure “emergency powers” to speed up his infrastructure overhaul, Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said, adding a new government would bring “uncertainty.” Zhao … Continue reading China promises ‘corruption-free’ infrastructure aid to Philippines