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Before becoming president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte showed little support for the country’s South China Sea case against China

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The guy is saying exactly what he’s saying now,” says political scientist Richard Javad Heydarian. “It’s not like he was hiding anything. It’s just that people in the Philippines were not paying attention.”
10 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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