What is it about?

The article explains the shift in the Duterte Administration's foreign policy on China.

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Why is it important?

The article is about how China is able to affect the foreign policies of its neighboring states in Southeast Asia. It explores the systemic changes generated by China's emergence as a great power in East Asia.


It is a case study of 21st century Chinese economic statecraft. It is also a case study of how domestic actors can play a vital role in effecting changes in foreign policy.

Distinguished University Professor Renato Cruz De Castro
De La Salle University Manila

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This page is a summary of: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Duterte Administration’s Appeasement Policy: Examining the Connection Between the Two National Strategies, East Asia, August 2019, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s12140-019-09315-9.
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