Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP
Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP

Will playing the Chinese ancestry card help Rodrigo Duterte win over Beijing?

President not the first leader from the Philippines to claim Chinese heritage to sweeten diplomatic ties, but ploy has not always proved reliable

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP
Rodrigo Duterte says his grandfather was Chinese. Photo: AP
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