President Duterte in China: Will the Philippines pivot away from Washington?


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President Duterte in China: Will the Philippines pivot away from Washington?

It’s not exactly what Barack Obama had in mind when he called for an Asia pivot. The red carpet rolled out for The Philippines’ firebrand president as Rodrigo Duterte embarks on a four-day state visit to China.

That explains in part why the firebrand former mayor of Davao’s refrained from crowing over a July. Since he took office, Duterte’s proved thin-skinned and trigger-happy in the name of his war on drugs.

Will he follow through on his threat to end joint naval maneuvers with the US? 

Produced by Charles WENTE, Fran├žois WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.


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