Say this about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: He's not boring. Last week, on a state visit to Beijing, he dropped a bombshell during a speech to Chinese and Philippine business leaders about Manila's longtime treaty ally, the United States:
"Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States. Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also."
His Chinese hosts were delighted to hear it, of course. But when he got home on Saturday, he walked it back.