Whitsun Reef Incident: Duterte’s China Strategy Sinking?

Author
Julius Caesar Trajano
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Abstract
The recent swarming of Chinese militia boats in Whitsun Reef may indicate that President Duterte’s appeasement strategy towards China does not really work. Asserting the Arbitral Ruling must therefore be explored by Manila.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, Militias
Political Geography
China, Asia, Vietnam, Philippines