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In another possible sign of a diplomatic turn toward China, the Philippines announces that it will no longer participate in joint patrols with the U.S. in the South China Sea

he Philippine defense secretary also said that U.S. troops would be asked to leave a southern island where they provide counterterrorism assistance, part of a broader strategy by new president Rodrigo Duterte to decrease the nation's dependence on the U.S. and forge stronger alliances with countries such as China and Russia.
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Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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