Why China’s eyeing of bankrupt Philippine shipyard sets off alarms in maritime Southeast Asia

//Why China’s eyeing of bankrupt Philippine shipyard sets off alarms in maritime Southeast Asia

Why China’s eyeing of bankrupt Philippine shipyard sets off alarms in maritime Southeast Asia

Since Rodrigo Duterte’s ascent to presidency, Philippine-China relations have undergone a strategic renaissance. The Philippine president has assiduously downplayed South China Sea disputes in favour of warmer economic ties with China, an Asian juggernaut. Meanwhile, he has consciously downgraded the Philippines’ strategic ties with Western powers. The prospective entry of state-affiliated Chinese companies into Philippine strategic sectors and locations, however, has sparked a backlash among…

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