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Lack of U.S.-China talks puts world 'in trouble': Philippine envoy

Manila wants South China Sea patrol with Washington, Tokyo, Canberra

Jose Manuel Romualdez, the Philippine ambassador to the U.S., seen here at a ceremony in 2022, says more communication between the U.S. and China would provide some "peace of mind."    © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The Philippines is urging greater dialogue between the U.S. and China to reduce tensions strained by issues such as Taiwan, advanced technology and human rights, Manila's ambassador to the U.S. told Nikkei in a recent interview.

"We want to see more dialogue or a more open line of communication between China and the United States," Jose Manuel Romualdez said. "That will give us some form of peace of mind."

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