Duterte Sets Aside International Tribunal Ruling to Appease China

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would set aside the favorable international tribunal decision and not protest intrusion into Philippine waters in order to further appease China. While he is adopting a wait-and-see attitude on incoming US president Donald Trump, he added that the new politics in the region means realigning with the Chinese. He also praised China’s help in his war on drugs, as China committed to build another drug…

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