Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte share a toast during a state banquet in Manila during Xi’s November visit. Photo: AP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Progress between China and the Philippines can’t guarantee peace in the South China Sea

  • Lucio Blanco Pitlo III says continued dialogue and forums for discussing South China Sea issues are certainly welcome, but Beijing and Manila still have competing interests, and US-China rivalry looks set to play out in these waters

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte share a toast during a state banquet in Manila during Xi’s November visit. Photo: AP
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