A protest outside the Chinese consulate in Manila last month. Photo: EPA-EFE

China hoping to rebuild ties with Philippines after angry backlash over sinking of fishing boat in South China Sea

  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest visit to Beijing offers a chance to mend fences but he must also defuse domestic anger over the Reef Bank incident
  • Philippine leader has said he will raise South China Sea dispute with Xi Jinping as he comes under increasing pressure from opposition politicians
Topic |   South China Sea

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A protest outside the Chinese consulate in Manila last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.