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The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has announced his will move away from the USA and work more with China. President Duterte made the in China's Beijing. He was meeting with Chinese to talk about future between the Philippines and China. Mr Duterte also hinted he might work more closely with Russia. He said: "Maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him that there are of us against the world - China, the Philippines and Russia." Duterte said he would end and economic with the USA. He told the USA: "Your stay in my country was for your own . So it is time to say goodbye, my friend."

President Duterte's announcement could change many in the Asia-Pacific . It will mean China is stronger in the area and the USA is . It is possible that Duterte may ask the USA to leave its military bases in the Philippines. The of the Philippines bases would be a big for the USA. A White House spokesman said: "If the Philippines are out…that starts to raise about our whole to the region." This break from the US comes after 65 years of close between the two countries. The Russian newspaper 'Russia Today' commented on the relations in the Asia-Pacific region. It wrote: "China has just turned a former rival into a regional ."

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