Asia Foundation: “The Philippines, China, the U.S., and ASEAN in 2017”

The Philippines will serve as ASEAN Chair in 2017, at which time ASEAN will mark its 50th anniversary. Having successfully served as host of APEC in 2015, the country has demonstrated that facilitating massive, significant international events is well within its capability—thus observers’ attention can focus on substance instead of administrative details. And there is considerable attention directed to the Philippines at the moment, not least because of the outspoken new president, Rodrigo Duterte.

Asia Foundation The Philippines, China, the U.S., and ASEAN in 2017 http://asiafoundation.org/2016/10/19/philippines-china-u-s-asean-2017/