Philippines Moving Closer to China?

Posted December 12, 2016 at 4:45am

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that he has decided to accept an arms deal being offered by China under concessional terms, in the latest sign of cozying relations between the once-hostile neighbors.”

“Duterte said in a speech before troops that he’ll ask his defense secretary to send military officials to China to receive the firearms.”

“‘China is pressing me on the firearms, which are already there. I’ll accept them. They’re rushing it,’ Duterte said.”