China to import from Philippines under $1.74B in deals


Posted at Mar 23 2017 11:33 AM | Updated as of Mar 23 2017 05:38 PM

BEIJING (UPDATED) - China signed $1.74 billion worth of contracts to import Philippine products during Vice Premier Wang Yang's recent trip, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.

The products include fruits and lumber, ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen told a regular news briefing.

Wang, who was in the Philippines last week, was the highest Chinese official to visit since President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last year to reset ties that were strained by sea disputes.