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News roundup: Will other Southeast Asian nations follow the Philippines’ lead in China?

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

During his trip to China, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines arranged $24 billion in investment and financing deals, and agreed to direct talks about 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. / The New York Times

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