• Li's visit solidifies ties with Manila
  • As Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his five-day visit to the Philippines on Thursday, experts said the first visit to Manila by a Chinese premier in 10 years will draw the two countries even closer together.
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  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit the Philippines and attend a series of high-level meetings including the 12th East Asia Summit from November 12- 16 in the Philippine capital Manila.
  • During Li's stay in Manila, he will also attend the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting, and the 20th ASEAN-China, Japan and Republic of Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting. The 16 leaders will evaluate progress and exchange views on negotiations.
  • Li's tour is invited by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippines is the chair of ASEAN this year.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the Philippines from Nov. 12 to 16 will deepen friendly cooperation with the Philippines, promote China-ASEAN ties and enhance regional cooperation in East Asia, senior officials said Monday.[Read more]

The 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 12th East Asia Summit and related meetings will take place here from Friday to Tuesday.[Read more]

ASEAN, a regional bloc comprising 10 Southeast Asian nations, aims to promote intergovernmental cooperation and facilitate economic integration among its members.

It was originally established in August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The group has now expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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