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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hailed a "new golden era" of relations with the Philippines Wednesday, after the lawmaker became the first foreign dignitary to visit the nation following Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s recent electoral win.

In a statement after meeting with his Philippines counterpart, Enrique Manalo, the Chinese minister, who arrived in Manila Tuesday night, thanked Marcos for describing China last month as the nation's strongest partner.

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