Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañan Palace in Manila. Photo: AP
Lye Liang Fook
Opinion

Opinion

Lye Liang Fook

Duterte wants to work with Beijing in the South China Sea, but so far has little to show for it

  • The Philippine president’s fifth visit to China last month saw the two countries move a step closer to joint oil and gas exploration
  • But he faces fierce domestic criticism of his softer line and progress between the two sides has been measured and slow

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañan Palace in Manila. Photo: AP
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