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China Will Be the Focus of a Landmark Leaders Summit in Washington Between the U.S., Philippines, and Japan

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. arrived at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C. on April 10, 2024 ahead of a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Image via RTV Malacañang.

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. landed Wednesday night at a U.S. military base outside Washington, D.C., ahead of a first-ever summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

The increasingly contentious stand-off with China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea is widely expected to top the agenda when the three leaders meet Thursday at the White House.

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