Michael G. Roskin
Would he really ally with Russia and China?
Beijing and Manila may be moving towards an accommodation that could tear a gigantic hole in the US ‘pivot’ to East Asia. Manila’s newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to turn away from the United States and towards China if he can regain Filipino rights to Scarborough Shoal. A mercurial personality, Duterte recently cursed President Obama and demanded the removal of US anti-terrorist trainers.
MANILA (Reuters) - About 250 Philippine business executives will visit Beijing with President Rodrigo Duterte next week as he puts aside years of hostility to seek a new partnership with China at a time when tensions between Manila ...
The Philippine leader’s talks in Beijing are likely to signal how far he is willing to go in building closer ties with China and reducing American military influence at home.
MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte travels to China next month on a visit that could redraw alliances in East Asia after his incendiary comments about the United States and active courting of Washington...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is preparing for trade talks with the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China this week, a spokesman for China's ministry of commerce said on Tuesday.