NEW DELHI: What is China’s engagement strategy with the Philippines, how has Beijing adapted its Belt and Road development initiative with Manila, why did President Rodrigo Duterte choose the Chinese to fund certain projects when better alternatives were available, what are the consequences and the pushback locally and why do ruling powers accept China’s secrecy and protection clauses? Dr Alvin Camba, Incoming Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver discusses these issues and his paper, published in a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace body of research on Chinese engagement in seven regions—Africa, Central Asia, Latin America, West Asia, the Gulf and North Africa, the Pacific, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He’s in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.
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