A child holds the national flags of China and the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing in October 2016. Photo: Reuters

Manila walks fine line between Beijing and Washington in South China Sea

  • Maintaining amicable ties with the Philippines has become equally important to the US and China as tensions rise
  • Anti-American President Rodrigo Duterte’s shifting positions indicate a difficult balancing act between the powers
Topic |   The Philippines
A child holds the national flags of China and the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing in October 2016. Photo: Reuters
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