Daily Memo: Making Moves in the South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will not allow the U.S. to set up military bases in his country.

South China Sea moves. During his annual state of the union address on Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ruled out allowing the U.S. to set up military bases in the country, arguing that China is “in possession of” the disputed waters and that allowing U.S. base access would lead to nuclear war on Philippine soil. […]

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