Chinese president Xi Jinping, right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attend a signing ceremony of agreements between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo: Simon Song
Chinese president Xi Jinping, right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attend a signing ceremony of agreements between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo: Simon Song

Philippines’ Duterte seeks alliance with China but defence officials warn of strategic threat

Dissonance in Philippine foreign policy as president backs China while military nurtures US ties

Chinese president Xi Jinping, right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attend a signing ceremony of agreements between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo: Simon Song
Chinese president Xi Jinping, right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attend a signing ceremony of agreements between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo: Simon Song
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