Has Duterte’s China engagement backfired?

The Philippine leader's decision to set aside last July's international arbitration win over Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea has allowed China to consolidate major strategic gains

Manila, July 14, 2017 1:03 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) standing in front of Philippine (R) and Chinese national flags during a tour of the Chinese guided missile frigate Changchun berthed at the Davao international port on May 1, 2017. Photo: AFP / PPD/ Simeon Celi
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) standing in front of Philippine (R) and Chinese national flags during a tour of the Chinese guided missile frigate Changchun berthed at the Davao international port on May 1, 2017. Photo: AFP / PPD/ Simeon Celi
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