MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is rolling out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit from November 20 to 21, or from Tuesday to Wednesday.
The state visit, the first one for a Chinese president in 13 years, comes with the usual trappings – a welcome ceremony, a state banquet, a number of agreements to be signed, and meetings with the country's highest officials.
While in Manila, Xi will be staying at the Shangri-La hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. He will not be visiting Davao City anymore, unlike Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first head of state to visit the Philippines during the Duterte administration.
Here's what Xi's schedule looks like, according to Malacañang:
NOVEMBER 20, Tuesday
NOVEMBER 21, Wednesday
Rappler is not publishing the time of each event for security reasons, upon instructions from the Palace. – Rappler.com
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