fredag 4. november 2016

Rodrigo Duterte Plays U.S. and China Off Each Other, in Echo of Cold War

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines traveled to Beijing recently, promising to announce his country’s “separation” from the United States and alarming the White House and his own defense secretaryBut something different happened. Instead, Mr. Duterte kept thealliance with the United States intact, appeared to reach an understanding with China to allow Filipino fishermen to return to disputed waters, and, by threatening a geopolitical realignment, distracted from American objections to his country’s growing human rights abuses. Read more