Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

How a swarm of Chinese fishing vessels could swamp Duterte’s effort to strengthen Philippines-China ties

  • Richard Heydarian writes that the future of relations ‘hangs in the balance’ as scores of Chinese vessels surround Philippines-occupied Thitu Island, provoking a huge outcry among Filipinos

Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
Activists and opposition leaders protest over the presence of Chinese vessels in the South China Sea at the Chinese embassy in Makati City, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
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