Chinese President Xi Jinping honored Jose Rizal, the Filipino hero with Chinese roots, as he began his official activities for his two-day state visit to the Philippines.
Xi laid a wreath at the Rizal Park in Manila around 4:30 pm on Tuesday, the first day of his state visit.
He was accompanied by former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada while a band played “Pilipinas Kong Mahal (My Beloved Philippines),” a song that speaks of offering one’s life for the country’s freedom.
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