tirsdag 25. april 2017

Is Philippines offering Beijing an olive branch over South China Sea?

The Philippines will seek to manage tensions over the disputed South China Sea at the upcoming Asean summit, after years of tough rhetoric with Beijing over the issue. The nation’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo told the South China Morning Post that the maritime disputes would be raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila from Wednesday to Saturday, and in later meetings of the 10-member bloc, but that these discussions would not affect ties between China and the Philippines. Read more