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Duterte joke on China shocks lawmakers »

Opposition lawmakers were aghast on Tuesday at President Rodrigo Duterte’s joke about making the Philippines a province of China, calling the chief executive’s comment a “slap in the face” of

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Duterte not ‘trading away too much, too soon’ with China – Roque »

China is not getting more than the Philippines in the rekindled friendship between the two countries, amid a maritime law expert’s warning that the Duterte administration has been too quick

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Carpio: Any level-headed observer won’t trust China »

The Philippines should be more circumspect about China’s word that it would not construct anything on uninhabited features in the South China Sea, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

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China’s military buildup won’t stop US Navy patrols »

US forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said

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Kagitingan Reef may be China’s ‘intelligence hub’ in Spratlys — US think tank »

The Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), the smallest of the “Big 3” artificial islands of China in the Spratlys, is likely the “intelligence/communications hub” of the regional superpower on its

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