(China/Philippines) Has China exerted influence over the Filipino elections?

Liu Caiyu writes for Global Times: Allegation from a former Philippine diplomat saying China played a role in helping Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte win a landslide victory in 2016 is ridiculous, and it’s meant to sow discord between China and the Philippines, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday. 

read the analysis: Allegation of China posing influence on Philippine election meant to sow discord, stir up instability: analysts – Global Times

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks before city hall employees in Davao City, in the southern island of Mindanao on Monday, three days before taking his oath as president. Duterte hit out at

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Photo: AFP