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Philippine President’s Pro-China Shift Faces Test at Home

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faces a political test at home as he expects legislators, Cabinet members and the public to accept his controversial proposals for switching allegiance from the country’s historic benefactor the United States to a less familiar China. On a state visit to Beijing Thursday, Duterte announced he would “separate” from the United States, his country’s former colonizer and staunchest military ally, and align instead with China, which he called the “only...

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