Duterte: Philippines Grateful for Beijing’s Vaccines, But Won’t Stop Sea Patrols

Duterte: Philippines Grateful for Beijing’s Vaccines, But Won’t Stop Sea Patrols

The Philippine president said he was grateful that Beijing supplied his country with coronavirus vaccines amid a global shortage, but he would not withdraw patrols in Manila-claimed waters of the South China Sea because Chinese vessels had not left. President Rodrigo Duterte also criticized Washington for what he claimed was a lack of U.S.