- The journey of the special Philippine envoy to China has been canceled. Fidel Ramos, in the nineties president of the country, would be initiated by the current leader Rodrigo Duterte go to Beijing to strengthen ties with China.
Why not continue the trip Ramos, was not disclosed. He goes at a different time, it was reported in Manila. Observers suspect that is related to the dispute over the South China Sea between the two countries with them. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague pointed recent Chinese claims to the sea of hand.
Duterte wants to follow a foreign policy that is independent of the old ally the United States. He announced Monday alliances with both Russia and China have eyes.