Duterte should remind China of $15B loan promise: analyst


Posted at May 12 2017 06:13 PM

MANILA - President Duterte should use the 'One Belt One Road' forum in Beijing this week to remind China of the $15 billion soft loan it promised the Philippines, according to an expert on East and Southeast Asian regional integration.

Prof. Reuben Mondejar of the City University of Hong Kong said it is important for Duterte to prioritize his government's infrastructure push and show accomplishments apart from his controversial war on drugs.

Mondejar also told ANC's Market Edge with Cathy Yang it was best for Duterte to not bring up the Philippines' maritime dispute with China as it may sour the meeting.