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China's Xi phones Duterte to discuss North Korea

Leaders talk on regional peace in wake of ASEAN summit

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a signing ceremony in Beijing, Oct. 20 2016.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Fresh off his debut as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday received a call from Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss pressing topics, including tensions on the Korean Peninsula. 

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