China’s ambassador to the Philippines, Zhao Jianhua (left), and other Chinese foreign ministry officials head for talks in Manila. Photo: AP

China, Philippines talks silent on militarisation of South China Sea

Beijing and Manila agree to pursue further joint efforts on oil and gas exploration in disputed waters but observers say they are likely to remain symbolic

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China’s ambassador to the Philippines, Zhao Jianhua (left), and other Chinese foreign ministry officials head for talks in Manila. Photo: AP
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