Strength of U.S. alliances in Asia may change after this week’s talks between China and Philippine president
Rodrigo Duterte, in China to visit with Xi Jinping and other top leaders, has said he wants to reduce American military influence in his country and bolster ties with China, yet he has made no commitment to abandoning an accord closely watched by the Chinese that provides U.S. access to five bases in the Philippines.
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