A Chinese billionaire and philanthropist who donated P1.4 billion for the construction of a major drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is being investigated by Chinese authorities on corruption charges, according to a report by the Financial Times.
The report on Tuesday said the probe on Huang Rulun cast a cloud over a renewed Philippines-China relationship, which was marred by a territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea.
Huang has played a significant role in the revival of Philippines-China ties.
Meanwhile, Malacañang distanced itself from the probe against Huang, who is said to be a friend of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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