The Philippines during the early 20th century had an environment that was
conducive to economic growth. The introduction of the rule of law, free
competition, economic reforms, infrastructure projects and free trade with the
United States provided opportunities to all players in the growing economy.
An evolving ethnic Chinese minority was both a product of and
contributor to the growth process. Across the community, there was a general
pattern of upward mobility, achieved mainly during...[Show more]
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