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PH giving China ‘too much, too early, too soon’, says UP prof

The Philippines has given “too much, too early and too soon” in seeking rapprochement with China and may end up with the short end of the stick, a maritime law expert warned on Saturday.

“We are trading away too much, too early and too soon in dealing with China,” said Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea.

Deal 9i“Even though we have had promises of billions of dollars worth of projects, it has been more than a year [and] we have not seen one project break ground,” said Batongbacal, one of the experts who helped the…

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