Duterte warns China: Buildup to prompt US bases’ return in PH

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admits he is not especially fond of America but he renews his call for world powers, especially the United States, to get involved in resolving the Philippine row with China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Duterte on Monday night told reporters he would rather talk with the Chinese than with the Americans, but warned that if China continued to “stretch its territory farther,” the Philippines would get the help of the Americans to fight them off Philippine territory. Duterte was…