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Philippines president Duterte dealing with China

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o.O
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i hope he be smart about it
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Controversial Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte appears to have secured a major concession from Beijing in the South China Sea.
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This guy certainly has a lot of balls. And the public of the Philippines love him. But one can never be too sure what the future holds.
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It’s “time to say goodbye” to the United States, said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China, where he and President Xi Jinping are turning the recently-frosty tide with bilateral agreements, while Washington now gets the cold shoulder.
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He is really trying to drive a wedge between himself and the USA. He is going to be dealing with Russia soon I would assume. I do not blame him after what we did to them.
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But Duterte's outreach to China is fraught with risks — even in a situation in which he gets what he wants, he may find himself returning to a Philippines with reduced standing in the region, weakened relations with a longstanding ally, and less leverage in its dealings with China.

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Scarborough Shoal is the fishing ground China seized in 2012 that is the crux of the China-Philippines territorial dispute. An international tribunal found the Philippines and China both retained traditional fishing rights in the area.
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He needs us more than we need him. He is a psycho.
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On Wednesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was “time to say goodbye” to the United States. So on Thursday, he said a cheery hello to China.
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So when the US brokered a deal in which the Philippines and China agreed to withdraw their ships, Beijing simply reneged on its part. China kept the blockade intact, which its coastguard enforced by chasing and firing water cannons at approaching Filipino vessels.
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On Wednesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was “time to say goodbye” to the United States. So on Thursday, he said a cheery hello to China.
Oh because China will be a great partner! This guy is a joke.
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