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Mahathir warns Philippines about China loans

Duterte and Malaysian leader vow to keep South China Sea open

Malaysian Prime Mahathir Mohamad and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte greet each other in Manila on March 7.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned Philippines about becoming too indebted to China as Manila draws down Chinese funds to build much-needed infrastructure.

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