ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Opinion

Marcos is finding a new balance between U.S. and China

After policy swings, new Philippine president is building on legacy of his father

| Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers his first State of the Nation address on July 25: The new president has staked out a tougher position toward Beijing   © Reuters

Richard Heydarian is an incoming lecturer with the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines and the author of "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

"In the area of foreign policy, I will not preside over any process that will abandon even one square inch of territory of the Republic of the Philippines to any foreign power," President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. declared this week in his first State of the Nation address.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more