U.S. President Obama’s next stop in his ongoing Asia tour will be Philippines. Preparations are underway ahead of his arrival on Monday. Banners welcoming Obama, and U.S. and Philippine flags now line the roads leading to the Presidential palace.
Some anti-American activists are preparing to march on the palace in protest, while the countries’ two leaders meet. During this visit by the U.S. President, the United States and the Philippines will sign a new ten-year security agreement. The deal allows more U.S. troops, ships and warplanes to rotate through the Philippines, but says the U.S. will not see new bases constructed.
American officials announcing the deal denied that the agreement was designed to counter China’s growing presence in the South China Sea. CCTV’s Nathan King has the details.