On the 5th, Duterte just complained that the United States always urged the Philippines to confront China in the South China Sea by using the Filipinos as "earthworms."
Three days later, Philippine President Duterte attacked the United States again.
The Governor of Chang'an Avenue noticed that Duterte’s words were unceremonious in three days and this is the latest signal to the United States. At the same time, Philippine Foreign Minister Lochin stated that the Philippines and China each drafted reference terms for joint exploration in the South China Sea, and the version proposed by China was "better" than the version proposed by the Philippines. This fully shows that the United States, a country that has repeatedly tried to make trouble in the South China Sea, has been spurned by ASEAN countries.
Poke pain points
Duterte’s The latest statement has hit the pain points and scheming of the United States.
According to the US "Business Insider" report, Duterte's hard-working American words are like this: "I have a proposal. If the United States wants China leaves (South China Sea), and I can't let them (China) leave. Then I ask the United States of America to deploy all the power of the entire Seventh Fleet to there".
The Philippines’ World Journal reported that Duterte also questioned the United States: "If I go there , Insist on driving them away, what will happen in the end? Do you think China will allow itself to be intimidated? Will China agree? "
For Duterte’s remarks, the US "Business Insider" has made four interpretations.
First, Duterte’s remarks are another statement to the United States. "Stimulus".
Secondly, last week he accused the United States of "instigating" the Philippines against ChinaThe Filipinos are used as "bait".
Third, Duterte originally questioned whether the United States was determined to protect the Philippines.
Fourth, his latest The remarks are a signal to the United States and to those in the Philippines who criticize him for not daring to confront China.
DuterteThe United StatesIt is not uncommon. The remarks this time have attracted much attention because he recently "fired" on the United States intensively.
On the 5th, Duterte had just attacked in a speech that the United States had been instigating and forcing the Philippines to confront China in the South China Sea. He said that if the United States really wants to help the Philippines claim rights in disputed waters, it should take the lead. Declaring war on China, the Philippines must follow.
In his speech, Duterte accused the United States of urging the Philippines on the South China Sea issue and treating the Philippines as an "earthworm."
According to the U.S.-Philippines "Mutual Defense Treaty", if war goes, the Philippines must follow the United States. However, Duterte was very disgusted with this, he said to the United States: "You want to cause trouble? Okay, let's go."
Don't follow suit
Duterte Dare to say that the words of 怼USA came to the point twice in a row.
Furthermore, Duterte has repeatedly struck the United States on the South China Sea issue. On November 15 last year, Duterte, who attended the ASEAN summit series, urged the United States and its allies to stop military exercises in the region.
At that time, he shouted that the United States should face up to the reality that "the South China Sea is already in the hands of China." Creating friction will only destroyChina's efforts with neighboring countries to resolve disputes in the South China Sea.
In April this year, Duterte gave a speech to support China-Philippines relations. Call China a friend of the Philippines. He emphasized that he cannot go to war with China.
For Duterte’s latest remarks, the Philippine Daily Inquirer evaluated on the 8th that Duterte’s remarks are yet another challenge to the United States.
The governor noticed that, together with Duterte’s latest remarks over the past two days, the attitude he wants to express is very obvious: the South China Sea is already owned by China, and the United States wants to make trouble in the South China Sea on its own, and the Philippines does not follow.
What Duterte wants to tell the United States through a series of remarks is that he hopes that the Filipino people and the media will see clearly that the United States encourages the Philippines to confront China, but actually uses the Philippines as a bait for the United States to contain China.
Since Duterte took office in 2016, the Philippines has taken the initiative to put aside the differences between the two sides on the South China Sea issue and focus on developing cooperation between the Philippines and China in the fields of economy, trade and security.
In November 2018, China and the Philippines issued a joint statement stating that the South China Sea dispute is not the whole of China-Philippines relations and should not affect mutually beneficial cooperation between the two sides in other areas.
The governor noticed that when Duterte was very angry with the United States over the South China Sea issue,The latest news from China-Philippines joint exploration in the South China Sea.
According to a report by the Philippine World Journal on the 9th, Philippine Foreign Minister Lochin stated that the Philippines and China each drafted reference terms for joint exploration in the South China Sea. The version proposed by China is "better" than the version proposed by the Philippines. He is more willing to accept the Chinese proposal.
Generally speaking, the terms of reference define itemsPurpose, purpose and structure. Luoqin tweeted on the 7th that the joint exploration project negotiations are progressing smoothly.
According to statistics from the Philippine Statistics Agency, the total import and export trade of Philippine goods in 2018 was 176.416 billion US dollars, an increase of 7% year-on-year. China has become the Philippines' largest trading partner, largest source of imports, and fourth largest export destination.
Philippine Minister of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez said last month that during Duterte’s tenure, Chinese investment increased from US$50 million to about US$1 billion.
Obviously, Duterte, who has repeatedly criticized the United States, is very clear about the importance of maintaining peace in the South China Sea.