Co-exist peaceably

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“In January 1969, (President Ferdinand) Marcos declared in his State of the Nation Address: “We in Asia must strive toward a modus vivendi with Red China. I reiterate this need, which is becoming more urgent each day. Before long, Communist China will have increased its striking power a thousand fold with a sophisticated delivery system for its nuclear weapons. We must prepare for that day. We must prepare to co-exist peaceably with Communist China.

[From the book Philippines-China Relations in the 20th Century: History Versus Strategy by Aileen San Pablo Baviera of the UP Asian Center]

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