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US reveals joint patrols in South China Sea with Philippines

U.S. military armored personnel carriers take their positions during the 11-day joint US-Philippines military exercise dubbed "Balikatan 2016" (Shoulder-To-Shoulder 2016) Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Crow Valley, Tarlac province north of Manila, Philippines. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in the country Wednesday for talks with President Benigno Aquino III and other top defense and military officials and to visit two military camps which are being utilized for the exercise.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Snapshots: President Aquino's state visit in China

1 January 1970

On the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Benigno Aquino III is in China for a four-day state visit.