Analysts Fear Philippines May Be Drawn Into Taiwan-China Conflict

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The Philippines would face difficult choices during a Taiwan-China conflict that could pit its growing interest in Chinese investment against its long-term relationship with its treaty ally, the United States, according to analysts.

Manila might also find itself drawn into a conflict, whether it chooses to or not, due to the country’s proximity to Taiwan, they say.

The Philippines’ most populous and northern island, Luzon, is separated from the main island of Taiwan by the 250-kilometer-wide Luzon Strait, while some Filipino and Taiwanese outlying islands are even closer. It also lies on the strategically important and disputed South China Sea, much of which is patrolled by China’s maritime militia and navy.


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