Aside from Marawi assistance, China to donate 10, 000 tons of rice to Ompong victims

Chinese President Xi Jinping / File photo from Manila Bulletin

China did not only extend its assistance to victims of the Marawi siege as Chinese President Xi Jinping has also donated 10,000 tons of rice to help communities devastated by Typhoon Ompong.

The Chinese president made this commitment during his visit in Manila.

“As our two countries forge ahead as win-win partners, China will continue to do its modest best to help and support the Philippines,” Xi said following his bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte at MalacaƱang last Tuesday

“Our support will come in many forms, from lending a hand to your counter-narcotics and counterterrorism struggle, to helping to repair roads and bridges in Marawi and build new infrastructure there,” the Chinese president said

He also cited that China will import more goods from the Philippines such as coconuts and other frozen fruits.

There will be 50 more government scholarship grants for Filipino students yearly from 2019 to 2021, according to Xi.

He added that Beijing will also facilitate hiring of Filipino teachers for English teaching jobs in China.

“Time and again our experiences show that good neighborliness serves the fundamental interests of both nations, and it meets the shared aspiration of all in the region. However the international situation may change, both sides will remain committed to this relationship and work hard to make it even stronger,” the Chinese president also said

“Recognizing the wisdom in the saying, all creatures may grow together without harming other, all roads may run parallel without interfering with one another,” he maintained.

“Both sides agree that there is no one size fits all development model, and that every country has a right to choose its own path,”
Xi added.

Source: Philstar

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