Infrastructure: Japan and China fight over ‘the soul’ of Asia

When the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, visited Beijing in October 2016, shook hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and announced the “separation” of his country from the United States, it felt like a pivotal moment. 

[…]The Philippines, like other states such as Cambodia and Myanmar, would, it seemed, pivot toward Beijing.

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