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Duterte announces 'separation' from US in China speech

Mr Duterte (left) and Mr Zhang arriving at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct 20. Mr Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal ruling in the Hague over South China Sea disputes in favour of the Philippines, marks a reversal in foreign policy since he took office on June 30.


PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had "lost" and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.

Mr Duterte made his comments in China,...

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