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US outlasts Duterte’s failing dalliance with China

MANILA – After five years of populist fire and fury, the Philippines’ Beijing-friendly President Rodrigo Duterte is losing his long quest to sever his country’s century-old alliance with the United States. The month-long Whitsun Reef standoff and China’s unfulfilled promises of large-scale investments have strengthened the position of the Philippine defense establishment, which is intent […]