Duterte visited China and Japan in October, winning nods from both to help the relatively poor Southeast Asian country with aid and investment.
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Trump faces a wide range of domestic issues, several of which were key in securing votes in swing states during the November election.
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China sees self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory rather than a state with the right to foreign relations.
Hundreds of flights were canceled and highways were closed across northern China in recent days as concentrations of small breathable particles soared in Beijing and surrounding regions.
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Trump's remarks in response to North Korea's declaration that long range missile is approaching test phase.
China moves to end ivory trade, keeping to 2015 pledge with US.