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Philippines Still Leery of China Despite Peace Promises

This week China's President Xi Jinping pledged that the country will "never seek hegemony or expansion." But some of Beijing's neighbors think China has been expanding its territorial footprint for years at their expense. Philippine Foreign Affairs Department Spokesman Charles Jose says Manila hopes “to see the gap between China’s pronouncements and the actual conditions on the ground bridged.” Jose was referring to the simmering dispute over outcroppings in the South...

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