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As the Philippines strengthens its ties to China, other nations in the region may see an advantage in doing the same

D
uring 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.
10 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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