President Rodrigo Duterte appeared like an envoy of goodwill for China as he extolled it for wanting peace and sharing its money with different Asian nations, even these it has a maritime dispute with.

Duterte solely had good phrases for China when he confronted the media early Tuesday (May 16) in Davao City following his arrival from Beijing, the place he attended the One Belt, One Road discussion board.

“But one thing is very clear to me that they have the money and the one to share it. The rationale or rationale behind it is really China would want a peaceful region because it is for region that translates into more prosperity for China,” he mentioned.

Duterte praised China for being “very liberal and generous,” citing as proof its grant for the development of bridges alongside the Pasig River.

The President mentioned Beijing additionally promised “another 500 million,” though it was not clear what forex he meant.

“I have always been very thankful to China for its generosity. And your presence here is one indication that we are doing all right,” Duterte mentioned.