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Opinion

A Philippine alternative to China's takeover of Subic shipyard

Nationalizing the strategic port could save jobs and build a national industry

| Philippines
It is high time for the Philippine government to build a domestic naval industry.    © Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines

The possible Chinese purchase of a strategic shipyard in the Philippines has provoked an angry backlash in the country, reflecting simmering anxieties regarding President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing-friendly stance. But there is an alternative solution which would save jobs, build a key national industry and maintain security.

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