Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

 Changing Tides in South China Sea Trigger Manila's Spat With Washington

Author:

AFP/Saul Loeb Manman Dejeto

Source:

Sputnik News

Date:

 September 6, 2016

Description:

The diplomatic spat between the Philippines and the US, traditional staunch allies, could bring Manila closer to China, experts told Sputnik. As the G20 summit in China ended on Monday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insulted his US counterpart, warning him to stop criticizing his country for extrajudicial killings as part of the Filipino war against drug cartels and terrorist organizations.

Tags: Obama, Philippines-China Relations, Philippines-US Relations, Duterte, Duterte Foreign Policy