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President Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony to greet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Beijing on Oct 20. [Photo/ Xinhua]
The whiff of sour grapes notwithstanding, everyone who is worried the China-Philippine showdown in and over the South China Sea may trigger a period of turbulence across the Asia-Pacific can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Particularly those who figured Beijing would th ...

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Joint development is best solutions for them. They win together. US wanted to be the biggest winner.

Duterte is clever for Philippines. China must also gain.

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huarenmalays Post time: 2016-10-21 22:33
Joint development is best solutions for them. They win together. US wanted to be the biggest winner. ...
everyone who is worried the China-Philippine showdown in and over the South China Sea may trigger a period of turbulence across the Asia-Pacific can now breathe a sigh of relief.


Duterte is now at great risk of a regime change if the USA can slot it into their busy calendar.
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seneca Post time: 2016-10-22 08:45
Don't you think he is at a risk of "regime change" even if he had not made this cowardly kowtow to ...

I am surprised that he was even allowed to win the election - surely they could have found some minor social indiscretion from his past to overhype. However, seemingly he has increased his popularity in the Philippines since taking the reigns so it will be interesting to see whether he can achieve anything that will survive his term of office.
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