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Philippines’ Marcos Open to Military Exchanges With China

Marcos earlier said he plans to negotiate a deal with China to resolve the dispute.

Marcos earlier said he plans to negotiate a deal with China to resolve the dispute.

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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he’s open to military exchanges with China, as he sought ways to expand ties between the two nations beyond the South China Sea territorial dispute.

Marcos said at a briefing Tuesday he will “find ways to work to resolve the conflicts” with Beijing when he meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Southeast Asian nation’s links with China should be strengthened and are not limited to the disputed sea, Marcos added.