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Duterte’s China gambit fails to deliver the goods

MANILA – When will Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s China-friendly foreign policy start to pay dividends? It’s a question making the rounds in Manila these days as Beijing’s promised bounty of infrastructure investments, energy deals and financial aid persistently fail to arrive. Upon winning power in mid-2016, Duterte took a notably softer stance on maritime disputes […]