Dialogues with Shanghai scholars and analysts
The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) invited Dr. Baviera to a roundtable to discuss prospects for Philippines-China relations under the new Duterte administration. Dr Liu Ming, director of the Institute for International Relations and Prof. Li Kaisheng, who had spent six months in Manila in 2015 as a visiting research fellow at the Asian Center, were the main facilitators. Prof Cai Penghong, who is a long-time Philippines and Southeast Asia scholar, also shared his deep insights into the current situation. The event was held on June 28, merely three days before the new Philippine government was to be installed.