Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes customs police. Photo: AP

‘Benham Rise is ours’: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes hard line on territory but mixed signals tell a different story

Critics have questioned why the Duterte administration allowed a group from China to undertake scientific research in the waters given Manila’s long-simmering territorial conflict with Beijing in the South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes customs police. Photo: AP
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