Philippines’ Duterte in China announces split with US

Filipino president says he prefers “character of an Oriental” after meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping…

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the Philippines’ “separation” from long-standing ally the United States during a visit in Beijing as he rebalances his country’s diplomacy towards China.

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