Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila. Photo AP

Disputes put aside as China signs deals with its neighbours

  • President Xi Jinping and the leaders of the Philippines and Brunei show that territorial disputes in the South China Sea need not get in the way of mutually beneficial deals
  • This two-track approach is a good prescription to ensure the peace and stability
Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila. Photo AP
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