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Philippine President Duterte announces a "separation" from the United States. Will this hurt U.S. relationships with all of Asia?

  • Yes, I think so.

    China has welcomed the Philippines approaches, even as Duterte has vowed not to surrender any sovereignty to Beijing, which views the South China Sea Hague ruling as null and void. China has also expressed support for his drug war, which has raised concern in Western capitals about extrajudicial killing.
    Duterte's overtures to China have been accompanied by signs of improving business ties with the world's second largest economy. China's Liu said Beijing will restore Philippine agricultural exports to China and provide financing for Philippine infrastructure.

  • No, Philippine "separation" from the United States will not hurt U.S.relationships with all of Asia

    No, Philippine "separation" from the United States will not hurt U.S.relationships with all of Asia because relationships or lack of relationship with one country can not affect the relations with the whole region. United States have good and stable relations with Asian countries, both economic and cultural. Philippines is not among the leading Asian countries and their impact is not the strongest.

  • The United States has independent relationships with the rest of Asia.

    It is highly unlikely that America's major trading partners in China, Japan and India are likely to be torn away from the United States by a separation of the country and the Philippines. Similarly, it is hugely unlikely that the announcement by the Filipino president will deter ideological allies like South Korea from continued association with the United States.

  • No, this will not hurt U.S. relationships with all of Asia.

    No, this will not hurt U.S. relationships with all of Asia because Duterte has proven he is an insane leader who no one should respect. Asia may align more closely with the U.S. than with Duterte's positions. We should not fear a foreign leader who says such horrible things about our president.


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