Philippines loan talks: Xi Jinping to visit Manila this week

Why the Chinese leader's visit to the Philippines could signal a new type of relations.

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    “A rainbow after the rain,” that is how Chinese President Xi Jinping is describing his upcoming trip to the Philippines.

    He will be the first Chinese leader to visit the Philippines in 13 years. But some analysts say it could lead to a debt trap for the country and may come at the expense of Manila's territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

     

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.


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