U.S. Loses Influence and Perhaps a Key Ally in the Pacific | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


U.S. Loses Influence and Perhaps a Key Ally in the Pacific

The relationship between the US and Philippines has been on the rocks for a while now. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced Thursday that the country will now be aligned with China.

China and the Philippines have recently had discussions about how to resolve the South China Sea dispute. Duterte made this statement while he was on a visit to Beijing, where he met 200 business people about the new commercial alliance with China.

Apparently, the meeting went well because after the Philippines president announced a “separation” from the US.

"In this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," said Duterte at a forum in the Great Hall of the People. "Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost." Later announcements indicate this may not be such a hard separation, however its clear the U.S. has lost substantial influence in the region.

Duterte also plans to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin, distancing the country even further from the US.

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