Greater trade and investment engagements between the Philippines and China will help in the Duterte government's efforts to create the much-needed opportunities for Filipinos to attain a better life, Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a statement released on Monday.

Lopez made the remarks at a Philippines-China Economic Forum.

According to Lopez, China is the Philippines' largest trading partner, the third largest export market, and top import supplier.

Lopez expressed optimism that the warm relations between the Philippines and China will further flourish under the Duterte administration. Under the leadership of Duterte.

Source: China � ASEAN Business Council