China works with Philippines on rescue of its kidnapped nationals

November 2, 2023 - 5:44 PM
Philippines, China flags
Flags of China and the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte is pursuing a policy of unprecedented friendliness to China, the Philippines' longtime rival over several maritime features and areas. (Reuters/Thomson Peters)

 China is working to maintain communication with the Philippines to push for investigation and the rescue of six kidnapped Chinese nationals, its foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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China’s embassy in the Philippines was working to confirm the situation, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the ministry, told a regular news conference in the Chinese capital.

— Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Clarence Fernandez