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Marcos heads to China to tackle South China Sea tensions

Philippine president seeks to open 'new chapter' with economic deals

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks to reporters ahead of his visit to China, on Jan. 3.    © Office of the President of the Philippines

MANILA -- Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said he will travel to China to open a "new chapter" of cooperation and resolve "issues" between the two countries.

Before flying to Beijing, Marcos spoke about his prospects for the three-day state visit, which is expected to set the tone for his foreign policy toward Beijing, Manila's partner on the economy but rival in the South China Sea.

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