Taho-gate has stained Duterte’s Philippines-China love affair

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A single, seemingly trivial, incident can trigger a cascade of reactions that expose long-simmering tensions and prompt far-reaching consequences.
This is particularly true in geopolitics. As Barabara Tuchman masterfully demonstrated in The Guns of August (1962), the first world war was the destructive upshot of a confluence of personal miscalculations and trivial mistakes. What is most frightening is that no one intended it, and no one saw it…

source https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2186146/taho-gate-has-stained-dutertes-china-philippines-love-affair

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