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Sunday, August 21, 2016, 12:27

Duterte appreciates China's help in drug fight

By Xinhua

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thanked China on Sunday for offering help in his administration's campaign against drugs.

At a news conference in Davao City early Sunday, Duterte said that "there are countries offering to help," but China was "the first country to offer actually."

He said, "I appreciate it ... I told the Chinese we will remember you for the things that you are doing for us."

Duterte did not elaborate on the assistance that China has offered.

The Philippine president has vowed to crack the whip on corruption and criminality involving drugs, saying lots of Filipinos are now into drugs.

He has stressed that he will go after the protectors of drug syndicates, including police generals, politicians and even judges.

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