Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP
South China Sea

Rodrigo Duterte says Chinese military island bases are there to oppose US, not Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (seen on February 13) has tried to quell fears over Chinese military development in the Spratly Islands, saying it’s only to defend against the US, not attack China. File photo: AFP
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