Has Duterte really ditched the US for Beijing's embrace?

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Philippines president cements ‘pivot to China’ on trip but his ministers deny a breakup with the US, leaving some to wonder if he can be trusted

The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, jetted into Beijing this week telling journalists “only China can help us” – and help it did.

The 71-year-old populist was set to return from his four-day state visit on Friday having secured a reported $13.5bn (£11bn) in deals and a lucrative new alliance with the Asian giant.

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