Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP
Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP

China and Philippines pledge mutual support after Rodrigo Duterte’s U-turn on scrapping US alliance

  • Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart said they would work together to combat Covid-19 and on infrastructure projects
  • Thursday night’s phone conversation follows the decision to keep the US military pact intact – a decision most likely to have been prompted by concerns over Beijing’s activities in the South China Sea

Topic |   South China Sea
Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP
Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to move the Philippines closer to China. Photo: AP
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