Duterte turns to China
Duterte continues to play China off against the USA.
Phillipines President Duterte asks China for help against piracy
By Vincent Wee
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come out to openly suggest that China send assets help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants in not only its troubled southern region but also in other commercially critical trade lanes such as the Malacca Straits, wires and local media reported.
Local reports quoted him as saying at a military event that amid concern about the proliferation of extremism and piracy in the southern waters of the Philippines, he had requested China to patrol the areas in international waters leading to the Sulu Sea as well as the Malacca Straits.
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