Duterte Open to Joint Exploration of South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to exploring the South China Sea’s natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam. He added that he had no immediate plans to pressure China over an international tribunal’s ruling last year that its sweeping claims to most of the sea were unlawful. A similar agreement was signed during the Arroyo administration, but the Supreme Court later ruled this unconstitutional after it…

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