Philippines to China: ‘Get the f— out’ after coast guard confrontation


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A confrontation between Chinese the Coast Guard and Philippines Coast Guard vessels in a disputed area of the South China Sea provoked a series of public remonstrances from Philippine officials, punctuated by a profane message from the island nation’s top diplomat. “China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see… O…GET THE F--- OUT,” Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin tweeted late Sunday. “What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We’re trying. You.” Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained a warm and conciliatory posture toward the Chinese Communist Party in recent years, to the discomfort...