The Philippines has identified two areas in the South China Sea that are suitable for joint exploration, but Beijing and Manila have to overcome the diplomatic and legal headaches of jointly exploring in the waters. Photo: Xinhua

Philippine judge rules out South China Sea gas deal unless Beijing recognises Manila’s sovereignty

Joint venture exploration project is in the Reed Bank area of disputed waterway, which The Hague ruled was part of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone

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The Philippines has identified two areas in the South China Sea that are suitable for joint exploration, but Beijing and Manila have to overcome the diplomatic and legal headaches of jointly exploring in the waters. Photo: Xinhua
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