Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reignited his war of words with the United States Tuesday, bringing up old grudges and throwing in some new musings on American influence in his country and the region.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise announcement of a military and economic "separation" from the US during a visit to Beijing Thursday left the Obama administration scrambling, as it raised questions about the US role in the region and threatened a realignment of US relationships in Asia.
Duterte met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday, state media reported, as he seeks closer ties between the two countries, which had soured over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
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