As China Invests Billions In The Philippines, Tensions Flare Over South China Sea09:47
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Filipinos take part in a protest condemning China's incursion at the West Philippine Sea in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
Filipinos take part in a protest condemning China's incursion at the West Philippine Sea in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

In a four-part series, Here & Now is looking at four specific countries in Asia and how China's growing economic influence is affecting the U.S.'s influence in the region.


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has moved his country closer to China. But this week, he called on the United States to act to keep China out of contested waters in the South China Sea. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Richard Heydarian (@Richeydarian), research fellow at National Chengchi University in Taiwan and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy."

This segment aired on July 10, 2019.

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