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Post time 2016-10-23 10:07:04 |Display all floors
For once, the SCS issue has taken a back seat. Philippine govt has no intention to raise the issue with President Xi during his recent visit to Beijing so that to lobby for trade deals worth US13 billion. A big win for both parties as the floodgate for co-operation and ease of conflicts are opened. The region will be safer for next 6 years during Duterte's ruling as long as the Tribunal ruling is taken a backseat.
The challenge will come next from Japan. The Japanese govt had been providing Philippine military equipments as part of its co-work plan with the US to ensure Philippine will maintain the role to contain China. With Duterte's visit to Japan soon, not really sure what's up on Abe's mind to tweet Philippine into backing Japanese/American vision, where especially both Japan & Americans were instrumental in plotting the tribunal court ruling since day one and using Philiipine as the chess deal. The Japanese govt will not allow peace to overshadow the SCS as that will completely undermine their effort to redraft the Pacific Constitution.
The Chinese govt surely would have done its homework on this risk assessment esp after undertaking the path to make so many sweet carrots dangling in front of the Philippine people.

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Post time 2016-10-23 10:33:31 |Display all floors
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