Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing later this month. Photo: Simon Song
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

Duterte heads to Beijing on tide of Philippine dissent over ‘meek and humble’ South China Sea policy

  • Richard Heydarian writes that hawks in Manila are out of patience with president’s ‘kowtowing’ to Beijing over contested waters, but surprised by plans to discuss 2016 tribunal ruling

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing later this month. Photo: Simon Song
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