Duterte confronts envoy on us inaction
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President Duterte confronted US Ambassador Sung Kim about the United States supposed inaction on China’s massive island-building in the South China Sea. Mr. Duterte himself disclosed the confrontation in a speech to local officials and residents here on Wednesday. Mr. Duterte recalled telling the US ambassador that he was surprised that the United States, which wanted to avoid trouble in the South China Sea, did not take immediate action when it spotted China’s construction of structure’s on artificial islands it had built in the disputed waters.
Salaverria, L. B. (2017, March 30). Duterte confronts envoy on us inaction. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A2.