Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is Duterte’s principal strategic partner. Photo: Xinhua
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Philippines must be certain its military’s telecoms deal will not let in a Chinese Trojan horse

  • Contract to install equipment in military facilities awarded to state-owned China Telecom in joint venture with an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte
  • Defence secretary should be satisfied Beijing could not intercept or sabotage sensitive communications before giving final approval

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is Duterte’s principal strategic partner. Photo: Xinhua
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