Philippine leader emphasizes economic ties on visit to China


              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Visiting Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is pushing for closer economic ties on a visit to China that seeks to sidestep territorial disputes in the South China Sea. (Yao Dawei/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Visiting Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping listen to the national anthems of their countries on stage during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is pushing for closer economic ties on a visit to China that seeks to sidestep territorial disputes in the South China Sea. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, shake hands with China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Li Zhanshu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
            
              In this handout photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., center, and officials meet China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu, not shown, at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
            
              In this handout photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, speaks during his meeting with China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu, not shown, at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
            In this handout photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu, center, meets with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., not shown, at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP) 
              In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., second from left, meets with China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Li Zhanshu, second right, in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, shakes hands with China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Li Zhanshu in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)
Philippine leader emphasizes economic ties on visit to China