Biden, Marcos discuss securing tense South China Sea

RESPONDING to Beijing’s aggressive expansion into the trade routes and strategic islands of the South China Sea headlined talks yesterday between President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand Marcos at the White House.

Marcos is on a four-day trip that follows last week’s state visit to Washington by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and a White House meeting in January between Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.