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Why is China Sending Such Little Aid to the Philippines?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 November 2013

People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive the havoc caused by the typhoon that hit last week. We get the latest from Cebu city and hear from the finance minister who says it will take a long time for the country to recover.

We also ask why the world's second biggest economy, China, is sending such little aid to their desperate neighbours.

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