Philippine Coast Guards patrol the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Philippine Coast Guards patrol the South China Sea. Photo: AP

South China Sea: Philippines, China abandon joint energy exploration talks

  • ‘The president [Duterte] had spoken … oil and gas discussions are terminated completely. Nothing is pending; everything is over,’ Filipino minister said
  • The two countries have sparred for decades over maritime sovereignty but pledged in 2018 to jointly explore oil and gas assets in the South China Sea

Philippine Coast Guards patrol the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Philippine Coast Guards patrol the South China Sea. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE