Duterte may severe US-PH relations in favor of PH-CN relations

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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    'It's time to say goodbye': Rodrigo Duterte dismisses US to embrace China
    October 20 2016 - 4:02PM
    Lindsay Murdoch


    Bangkok: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared it is "time to say goodbye" to the United States as he steered his country towards Beijing's sphere of influence during a red-carpet state visit to China.

    "No more American influence. No more American exercises. It's time to say goodbye, my friend. Your stay in my country was for your own benefit," Mr Duterte said, referring to his country's long alliance with the US, its former colonial power.

    "I will not go to America anymore. I will just be insulted there," he added, before once again referring to US President Barack Obama as the "son of a whore".

    The comments aimed at the US's strongest ally in Asia over decades will further alarm policy-makers in the US and its allies in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia.

    Mr Duterte's dramatic shift from the foreign policy of his predecessor Benigno Aquino threatens to sabotage Mr Obama's much-vaunted policy to "pivot" US military resources and diplomatic influence to Asia, analysts say.

    The US has an agreement to rotate thousands of its forces and military weaponry and equipment through Philippines military bases at a time of heightened tensions over China's aggressive claim to almost the entire South China Sea.

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    What now?
     
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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    I don't know if he is serious, or he is impressing the Chinese officials since he said it in front of Chinese officials.
     
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    Let's send yankees home. Best way - in coffins (imho, of course).
     
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    Dont post such comments,lets stay respectful.
     
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