Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP
Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP

Philippines’ move to keep US military pact reveals shift in South China Sea calculations

  • The decision comes as Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the sea fuels anxieties in the region and Manila grapples with the coronavirus crisis
  • Experts say the move would likely be viewed with relief by other claimants and could offer the US a chance to reset its strategic ties with the Philippines

Topic |   The Philippines
Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP
Demonstrators rally outside the Chinese consulate on November 21, 2018. Photo: AP
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