Marcos, Xi to meet on sidelines of APEC summit in Thailand


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President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Thailand, Malacañang announced Thursday. In a statement, Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil confirmed that Marcos would meet with Xi on Thursday afternoon. Marcos flew to Thailand on Wednesday, while Xi is expected to arrive in Bangkok on Thursday. Garafil said Marcos is expected to raise the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) during his meeting with Xi. "The President said that it's impossible for him to talk to China without...