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South China Sea: Duterte warns Beijing of 'suicide missions' to protect disputed island

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/05/south-china-sea-duterte-warns-china-of-suicide-missions-to-protect-disputed-island

 

I don't agree with Duterte on some things but it's good to see him finally stand up to China while they are stealing Philippines territory. It's also good that we have a defense agreement with them where if China attacks we will intervene. That is a good deterrent. As I have told people before Russia is not nearly as big of a threat as China is. 


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From what I have read in various articles it seems that Duterte wants to have good relations with China but he is being pressured to stand up to China by the people of the Philippines (some of them anyways). I could be wrong but that is what it seems like from what I have read. Also it seems that our government announced last month they would back the Philippines against China which may have emboldened Duterte. 


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1 hour ago, jg121783 said:

From what I have read in various articles it seems that Duterte wants to have good relations with China but he is being pressured to stand up to China by the people of the Philippines (some of them anyways). I could be wrong but that is what it seems like from what I have read. Also it seems that our government announced last month they would back the Philippines against China which may have emboldened Duterte. 

A lot of people are getting fed up with him patronizing to China. He has always warned the public that if he did try to stand up to China and the Chinese fishermen then it would lead to war. But that rhetoric is falling flat now that Indonesia, Malaysia, and even Vietnam are making moves against them. They are trying to show strength and prove to the Chinese that these are their waters.

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3 hours ago, Randyandyuni said:

I am heading to the PI on Wednesday, will be interesting to get the local feel

sounds like something biden would say...


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7 hours ago, jg121783 said:

From what I have read in various articles it seems that Duterte wants to have good relations with China but he is being pressured to stand up to China by the people of the Philippines (some of them anyways). I could be wrong but that is what it seems like from what I have read. Also it seems that our government announced last month they would back the Philippines against China which may have emboldened Duterte. 

This has been going on for a few years, it was no secret Duterte didn't like Obama, but yes this seems as if he is has been emboldened by the March statement.  

 

 


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7 hours ago, Randyandyuni said:

I am heading to the PI on Wednesday, will be interesting to get the local feel

Most people will have no clue about this nor will they care in the Philippines

 

 


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