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Davos 2023

South China Sea keeps Philippines' Marcos up 'night and day'

President tells Davos he is not taking sides on U.S.-China rivalry

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 18.   © AP

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The South China Sea is never far from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s mind, he said Wednesday, but added there is no military solution to the maritime tensions between his country and China.

Asked whether the situation kept him up at night, Marcos said, "It keeps you up at night, keeps you up at day and keeps you up most of the time."

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