IN PHOTOS: Duterte walks through Beijing street to resto

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President Duterte steps out of the security of his hotel and car to walk through a busy street in Beijing to a Peking duck restaurant

OUT AND ABOUT. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures to the crowd of well-wishers as he and his delegates, together with Chinese officials, walk along Wangfujing Street in Beijing heading for a lunch at Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant on October 19, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

BEIJING, China – President Rodrigo Duterte got to experience the sights and sounds of a Beijing street, outside of the security and comfort of a car, as he walked to a Chinese restaurant on his second day in China.

On Wednesday, October 19, Duterte walked through Wangfujing Street to a Peking duck restaurant called Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant where he had lunch.

He was accompanied by a large entourage that included Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Chinese and Filipino security detail.

Wearing a dark green jacket to guard against the cold, Duterte walked through a busy intersection in a Beijing shopping area.

At the restaurant, Duterte had lunch with leaders of the Friends of the Philippines Foundation. Members of the group showed Duterte a blueprint of a Drug Addiction Treatment Center they are planning to donate to the Philippines.

After the lunch, Duterte took a car back to his hotel.

Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

CHOW TIME. President Rodrigo Duterte, along with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua and officials of the Friends of the Philippines Foundation, pose for a group photo at Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing on October 19, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

GIFT FROM FRIENDS. President Rodrigo Duterte receives the architect's perspective and blueprint of the proposed Drug Addiction Treatment Center to be donated by the Friends of the Philippines Foundation during a lunch meeting at Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing, China on October 19, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

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