May 11, 2016
U.S. says it will work with controversial new Philippines leader
Journalist Arshad Mohammed
The United States signalled on Tuesday it will work with the apparent victor of the Philippines presidential election, Rodrigo Duterte, despite allegations of human rights abuses in the city he has led for over two decades.
Washington's stance reflects the reality that U.S. national security interests will outweigh human rights concerns given China's increasingly assertive stance in the region and the maritime disputes in the South China Sea, Asia analysts said.
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