A salesman at a Huawei booth in Manila. Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a century-old pattern of strategic subservience to the US is coming to an end. Photo: Xinhua
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

US-Philippine ties fray further with Manila’s embrace of China’s Huawei

  • The Philippines now feels sufficiently confident to embed Chinese companies in its critical infrastructure, even if this move could affect security cooperation with the US, writes Richard Heydarian

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A salesman at a Huawei booth in Manila. Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a century-old pattern of strategic subservience to the US is coming to an end. Photo: Xinhua
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"