U.S. and Philippines Sign Military Accord

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President Barack Obama, left, gestures as he speaks as he and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III participate in a joint news conference at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. This is the last leg of president Obama’s four-nation tour. During his visit to the former Spanish colony, he is expected to highlight a new 10-year deal between the two governments to increase U.S. military presence in the Southeast Asia country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On the last leg of his four-nation Asian tour, U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in the Philippines. The U.S. President has met with Philippine President Benigno Aquino, just hours after the two nations signed a new 10-year agreement that will increase the U.S. military presence in the country.
However, there has been opposition in the Philippines to the deal: protesters have staged demonstrations almost everyday leading up to Obama’s visit. CCTV’s Barnaby Lo reports from Manila.

U.S. and Philippines Sign Military Accord

U.S. and Philippines Sign Military Accord

On the last leg of his four-nation Asian tour, U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in the Philippines. The U.S. President has met with Philippine President Benigno Aquino, just hours after the two nations signed a new 10-year agreement that will increase the U.S. military presence in the country. That's not to say, however, that there's been no opposition in the Philippines to the deal: protesters have staged demonstrations almost everyday leading up to Obama's visit. CCTV's Barnaby Lo reports from Manila.

To discuss China’s reaction to the agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines, CCTV’s Mike Walter speaks to Wang Yiwei, Professor at the School of International Studies at the Renmin University of China.

Wang Yiwei on U.S.-Philippines Military Accord

Wang Yiwei on U.S.-Philippines Military Accord

How will China interpret the agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines? CCTV's Mike Walter discusses this with Wang Yiwei, Professor at the School of International Studies at the Renmin University of China.