Duterte Refuses to Pressure China on Arbitral Ruling During ASEAN Summit

President Rodrigo Duterte will not bring up the arbitral ruling in favor of the Philippines when the country hosts the ASEAN Summit. Saying it is useless to discuss the decision that China had already said it would ignore, the president said he will talk to the Chinese regarding the dispute at a later date. A code of conduct on the South China Sea will instead be pushed, even as Duterte acknowledged that he could not do anything about…

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