Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Reuters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells China to ‘lay off’ island in disputed South China Sea

  • Duterte said his comment was not a warning, but rather a word of advice to a friend
  • This follows a statement made by the foreign affairs ministry calling the presence of Chinese boats near Thitu Island illegal
Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Reuters
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The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: AMTI

Manila accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty as South China Sea dispute rages on

  • Philippines’ foreign ministry weighs in on controversy over presence of Chinese fleet near contested Thitu Island
  • Manila has ‘consistently manifested its … objections or concerns over illegal, tension-raising or coercive activities’, statement says
Topic |   South China Sea

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The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: AMTI
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