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Analysis: US needs patience with Philippine president

24th October 2016 - 20:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was in Beijing last week to denounce the US and to sign 13 agreements with China on a wide range of trade and economic contracts. Duterte has already announced the removal of US special forces from his country and declared that a new trilateral alliance between China, Russia and the Philippines would be a new paradigm of power in the region.

During the Cold War era, the US would have recruited compatriots in the Philippine military to stage a coup d’état against him, along with a shallow grave, but times have changed. What makes matters

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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