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Despite Sea Feud, Beijing Says, Ties With Manila Can Flourish

The Chinese ambassador in Manila says trade between China and the Philippines grew last year despite their protracted territorial conflicts, providing hope their relations could flourish even as the tensions remain. Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Wednesday also played down reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping may skip the annual APEC summit, to be hosted by Manila in November, because of the conflicts. The ambassador said no decision has been reached because the Philippine government...

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