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Philippines president Duterte announces ‘separation’ from US during China visit

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his ‘separation’ from the United States, expressing his desire for the Philippines to become more dependent on China. Duterte made the comments during the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing, which was chaired by Chinese Vice Premier, Zhang Gaoli. The Filipino leader expressed his will to move away from American influence both militarily and economically.


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