Crowning diplomatic moment for Duterte

Philippine leader effectively used the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit to advance his balancing act diplomacy between the US and China

Manila, November 16, 2017 12:52 PM (UTC+8)
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte participates in the opening ceremony of the Asean Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte participates in the opening ceremony of the Asean Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
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