Thitu Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to visit the island, but China convinced him not to. File photo: AP

Duterte aborts flag-raising visit to South China Sea island after warning from ‘friend’ Beijing

Topic |   South China Sea
Thitu Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to visit the island, but China convinced him not to. File photo: AP
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