Tensions between Beijing and Manila are running high over disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

China and Philippines need a fishing deal for the South China Sea, but can they find one?

  • President Rodrigo Duterte set to make a key announcement on fishing rights during State of the Nation Address on Monday
  • But can either side afford to give ground without sparking a public outcry at home?
Topic |   South China Sea

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Tensions between Beijing and Manila are running high over disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.