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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)

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. As part of our series on China’s growing influence in Asia, 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.”

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