Six of 10 Filipinos distrust China; US enjoys 84% support–survey

Six of 10 Filipinos are distrustful of China, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with the Philippines in the South China Sea, while eight of 10 trust the United States, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.   The survey, which polled 1,800 adult respondents from Dec. 14 to 21, showed that 60 percent distrust China, down from 63 percent in March 2017.   Fifty-four percent of the respondents also distrusted Russia, the Philippines' new ally, down from 56 percent in March 2017.   The percentage of the respondents who trust the United States rose to 84 percent, from 79 percent in March 2017, while trust in Japan remained at 75 percent.  ...

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