Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media during a news conference in Davao City, southern Philippines, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media during a news conference in Davao City, southern Philippines, earlier this month. Photo: EPA

new | Philippines’ ‘realistic’ Duterte to shift focus from South China Sea in dealings with Beijing: analysts

As incoming leader lauds China’s president as ‘great’, experts say he may be rethinking stance on sea disputes in hope of economic concessions

Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media during a news conference in Davao City, southern Philippines, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
Filipino President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media during a news conference in Davao City, southern Philippines, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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