Since the Philippine President Duterte came to power, Sino-Philippine relations have gradually rebounded from the bottom of the "South China Sea Arbitration Case", while the United States has continued to confront the Philippines against China on the South China Sea issue.
In a speech on July 6, Duterte criticized the United States for treating the Philippines as a pawn and as a "bait." "The United States is always forcing us to marry us," Duterte said. If the war is going on, the Philippines is not China's opponent at all. "Do you think the Filipinos are jealous?"
《菲律宾星报》approximately". Are you (United States) looking for trouble? OK, let's go. ”The Covenant is one of the three important cooperation agreements between the United States and the United States on security. It was signed in 1951. The other two agreements were signed in 1998《访问部队协议》and signed in 2014《加强防务合作协议》. Currently, these agreements are in the process of implementation.
《菲律宾商报》said that in the speech on the 6th, Duterte even "grate" proposed to let those who are the toughest politicians of the South China Sea policy come to power, "I want Antonio Capio (Philippine Supreme Court) Justice, Antonio Carpio), Albert Del Rosario (Foreign Philippines' former Foreign Minister, Albert del Rosario) and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ."
Duterte said: "If the three of them will join together, I will be very happy to lead them. If there is a war, I will drag them there. Anyway, we all have to die."
After taking office, Duterte has always adopted a friendly approach to China. The importance of the South China Sea issue in Sino-Philippine relations is declining. At the same time, cooperation between the two sides in the areas of economy, trade and security is deepening.