Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua

Philippines and China poised to resume oil exploration but South China Sea claims remain an obstacle

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifted six-year ban earlier this month to ensure talks between Chinese and Philippine entities result in actual projects
  • Meanwhile, Philippines’ top diplomat confirmed the Philippines will take a page out of Beijing’s book by building up its own fleet in the South China Sea

Topic |   The Philippines
Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
Workers operate a drill on an offshore oil platform in the northern waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
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