Prospects For China-Philippines Relations With Marcos Jr. As President Of The Philippines

On May 9, 2022, the Philippines held a new round of presidential and vice presidential elections. After leading in the polls, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, the only son of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, won a landslide victory against current vice president Leni Robredo and boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Marcos Jr. was the first presidential candidate to win a general election by an absolute majority in 36 years.

Breaking The Block

Throughout April as China was involved in an all-out effort to contain Omicron in the financial hub of Shanghai, one of the area’s greatest advantages—a smooth and fast transportation and logistics network—partially devolved into a pain point hindering economic activity.

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