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Duterte's triangular diplomacy has risks and possible rewards

Mr Duterte was able to exploit the rivalry between China and the US – and also that between Japan and the US – to the Philippines’ advantage, and to leverage Manila’s position among them all.


PHILIPPINE president Rodrigo Duterte's swing through Asia - taking in first China and then Japan - has raised the regional and international profile of the Philippines quite dramatically and may also have provided Manila with economic and strategic advantage.

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