Philippine Foreign Secretary Urges Sobriety and Restraint after Favorable Tribunal Decision Against China

While welcoming the favorable decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. has urged sobriety and restraint on the issue. President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized before that his administration does not intend to aggravate China, as it acknowledged that obtaining a favorable ruling is different from getting China to actually follow the decision. China’s excessive claims were refuted by…

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