As the Philippines strengthens its ties to China, other nations in the region may see an advantage in doing the same
During his trip to China, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, an important American ally, arranged $24 billion in investment and financing deals, and accepted direct talks over disputes in the South China Sea, an approach contrary to U.S. policy. The shift has nations such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand reviewing the benefits of closer relations with Beijing, analysts say.
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