Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) gives Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi a handwritten letter from President Rodrigo Duterte to President Xi Jinping before their meeting in Beijing on March 21. Photo: EPA-EFE

Could a China-Philippine joint development deal be the way forward in the South China Sea?

An agreement on offshore oil and gas exploration could pave the way for greater cooperation across the disputed waterway, Richard Heydarian writes

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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) gives Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi a handwritten letter from President Rodrigo Duterte to President Xi Jinping before their meeting in Beijing on March 21. Photo: EPA-EFE
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