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“Ignore the missiles”: Duterte says China’s South China Sea militarization is no problem

Steve Mollman
“Ignore the missiles”: Duterte says China’s South China Sea militarization is no problem

Generally speaking, a sovereign nation dislikes it when a foreign power establishes new military bases within striking range of its capital. But when it comes to China doing just that to the Philippines in the South China Sea, Rodrigo Duterte, it seems, doesn’t mind at all. The Philippines president, speaking to a crowd of Chinese-Filipino…