Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP

Duterte’s China development plan for South China Sea islands ‘poses security risk’ for Philippines

  • The president has signed a multibillion-dollar deal with Xi Jinping to transform Fuga, Chiquita and Grande into tourism, leisure and investment destinations
  • But the influx of Chinese cash will have long-term implications for national security, defence chiefs say

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP
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