US President Joe Biden meets his Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jnr in New York on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden meets his Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jnr in New York on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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South China Sea: Biden-Marcos talks ‘may push Beijing to seek closer ties with Manila’

  • US and Philippine presidents ‘underscored their support for freedom of navigation and overflight’ in the disputed waterway
  • China isn’t expected to see meeting as a provocation, but analyst says it ‘might be more aggressive in making counter-offers’

US President Joe Biden meets his Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jnr in New York on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden meets his Philippine counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jnr in New York on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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