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Philippine elections

U.S. and China congratulate Marcos on Philippine election win

Biden talks human rights, Beijing envoy relays Xi message

Philippine President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., center, received a congratulatory call from U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and a message from Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Source photos by Ken Kobayashi and Reuters) 

MANILA -- The leaders of the U.S. and China on Thursday both congratulated Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his election win, as the two superpowers vie for influence over the Southeast Asian nation.

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