MANILA – When will Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s China-friendly foreign policy start to pay dividends?
- Richard Javad Heydarian
- Asia Times
It’s a question making the rounds in Manila these days as Beijing’s promised bounty of infrastructure investments, energy deals and financial aid persistently fail to arrive.
Upon winning power in mid-2016, Duterte took a notably softer stance on maritime disputes with China in the South China Sea, presumably…