Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA

Golden period of China-Philippines friendship loses its shine

  • Manila shows signs of pivoting from Beijing over South China Sea differences and unfulfilled funding promises
  • Growing distrust of China could fuel public backlash against President Rodrigo Duterte’s China-friendly policies

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte moved his country away from its US ally and towards a warm relationship with China but has made several recent policy reversals. Photo: DPA
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