Southeast Asia | Duterte to China: 'if you want, just make us a province'

Duterte to China: ‘if you want, just make us a province’

Philippine leader's quip sets off a firestorm over his soft approach to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea

Manila, February 22, 2018 1:24 PM (UTC+8)
President Rodrigo Duterte's needs Chinese financing to build the US$4 billion Mindanao Railway. Photo: Reuters/Wu Hong
President Rodrigo Duterte's needs Chinese financing to build the US$4 billion Mindanao Railway. Photo: Reuters/Wu Hong
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