BEIJING Oct 18 China is preparing for trade
talks with the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte's
visit to China this week, a spokesman for China's ministry of
commerce said on Tuesday.
Duterte was due to arrive in China later in the day with
members of the Philippine business community to pave the way for
what he calls a new commercial alliance.
China will look at expanding fruit imports from the
Philippines in talks during Duterte's visit, commerce ministry
spokesman Shen Danyang said at a news conference in Beijing.
(Reporting by Yawen Chen; Editing by Kim Coghill)