This picture taken on September 30, 2016 shows a general view of traffic as Manila’s financial district is seen in the background. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped a China-backed multilateral lender to help fund his government’s “unprecedented infrastructure buildup”, the finance minister said December 19, 2016, as he seeks closer relations with Beijing. The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been viewed by some as a rival to the World Bank and the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB). (NOEL CELIS / AFP)