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(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). China's President Xi Jinping waves after speaking at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). China's President Xi Jinping waves after speaking at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

LIMA, Peru (AP) - The latest on the summit of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised his Chinese counterpart that he will align his foreign policy toward China-led Asian economic development, further reinforcing his shift toward China amid his hostile stance toward the U.S.

Duterte met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC summit in the Peruvian capital of Lima. He also talked to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, whom he has called his political idol.

Duterte first met Xi in a state visit to Beijing last month, where their governments forged mostly trade and economic accords. They also discussed longstanding territorial disputes in the South China Sea. After his China trip, Filipinos were allowed back to fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal, which Chinese coast guard vessels have guarded since seizing the rich fishing area in 2012.

In their meeting in Lima, Duterte told Xi that "we will cooperate with you."

He added: "With my thrust of an independent foreign policy, we will find ourselves mutually agreeing in so many things and align our foreign policy towards the development of Asia, strengthening of ties among the countries in the region, with China leading the way in the economic development."

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5:50 p.m.

APEC summit host Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has managed to win a smile from the normally stern-faced Vladimir Putin by speaking to the Russian president in a foreign language the two leaders share: German.

With cameras rolling at the start of their one-on-one meeting, Kuczynski asked the Russian leader: "In what language should we speak?" Putin suggested the two speak in their native languages and use translators.

Kuczynski replied, "But you speak German." That got a gleeful Putin to say, in fluent German, "Then we can speak Deutsch, if you prefer."

Putin worked for the KGB in East Germany before the collapse of the Soviet Union, while Kuczynski is the son of Jewish doctor from Germany.

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5:30 p.m.

Peru's almost octogenarian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has had his first experience with virtual reality, trying it out during the annual meeting of the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Lima.

As he emerged groggy-eyed, he told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "I didn't like the Tyrannosaurus Rex."

Kuczynski tried out Facebook's Oculus Rift virtual reality device headset in which dinosaurs, debris and crashing cars jump out at the participant.

It was an "incredible" experience, according to Kuczynski, who is better known for more sedate tastes like playing the classical flute and reading history books.

A video of the encounter posted by Kuczynski's office on his social media site has gone viral, attracting more than 368,000 views. That is the most replays of any video provided by the president since he took office in July.

Afterward Kuczynski and Zuckerberg posed for a selfie, with the Facebook founder promising to help Peru boost internet connectivity in far-flung, rural parts of the South American country.

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5 p.m.

And they're off to Vietnam.

President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam closed a meeting of business leaders in Peru by inviting them to his Southeast Asian nation in 2017 for the next meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum nations.

Leaders from APEC's 21 nations have finished their speeches for Saturday and will gather later for a dinner at a downtown Lima park. But with the closure of the APEC CEO summit, most leaders will hide themselves in bilateral meetings and Sunday's closed-door sessions.

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12:15 p.m.

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says that if Donald Trump tries to withdraw the U.S. from trade deals, he shouldn't expect the rest of the world to follow suit.

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