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Duterte in China amid expectation he’ll raise sea disputes

Duterte in China amid expectation he’ll raise sea disputes

Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping on Thursday. They were expected to discuss a ruling on the disputed South China Sea. The 2016 Hague arbitration ruling mostly invalidated China’s claim to virtually the entire South China Sea and found that it violated the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Chris
Chris
porcus
porcus 1 year

Duterte dropped the ball when he took office; the previous leaders had taken China to court AND had gotten the US to offer assistance with keeping China out of their territorial waters; Duterte cancelled all that immediately after his election. He will not be able to get that back now.

porcus
porcus 1 year

It's funny how China can claim that these freedom of navigation exercises are violations of international law... which is exactly what these operations are intended to preserve and enforce. As opposed to China's absolutely ridiculous claim of the whole South China Sea area, which is well outside of their territorial waters.

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