Eduardo Araral and Richard Heydarian say the Philippine leader, who will meet Xi Jinping in a closely watched meeting this week, is right to try to maximise the gains for his country

Playing the US against China may prove a smart move for Rodrigo Duterte

Eduardo Araral and Richard Heydarian say the Philippine leader, who will meet Xi Jinping in a closely watched meeting this week, is right to try to maximise the gains for his country

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Eduardo Araral and Richard Heydarian say the Philippine leader, who will meet Xi Jinping in a closely watched meeting this week, is right to try to maximise the gains for his country
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Eduardo Araral

Eduardo Araral

Eduardo Araral is vice-dean of research and associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The USA, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific.

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"