They have ambitions for the entire South China Sea.
All of their neighbors are worried and moving closer to US, even our former adversary Vietnam.
This makes no sense unless Duterte thinks he’s better off as a Chinese puppet.
RE: This makes no sense unless Duterte thinks hes better off as a Chinese puppet.
Duterte has never forgiven the USA and her western allies for criticizing his overly aggressive killings of drug dealers on the streets of the Philippines WITHOUT TRIAL. Just plain execution style. It has been said that close to 10,000 killings have occurred.
China and Russia on the other hand, simply let him have his way.