China Threatens Confrontation if Philippines Doesn’t Disregard Tribunal Ruling

The Philippines rejected a Chinese government offer to conduct bilateral negotiations on the condition that the country disregard the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s  ruling that debunked Beijing’s claim to ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea. China has warned of a confrontation if the Philippines insists on China’s compliance to the decision, but Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. stood his ground and told his Chinese…

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