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Philippine president playing with fire

Duterte's belligerence towards the US alters strategic environment, but China may not budge on South China Sea.

Mr Xi welcoming Mr Duterte at the Great Hall of the People. Many observers question whether Mr Duterte's expectations about what China will offer are realistic.


PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte visited China for four days beginning Oct 18 in a strategic bet that he can patch up contentious relations with Beijing, seek economic aid while loosening long-standing ties with the United States. The results of the trip, during which he...

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