Filipino activists protest outside the Chinese embassy in April. Photo: Reuters

China and Philippines form steering group on sea resources as leaders meet amid growing tensions

  • Philippine leader has faced a growing domestic backlash after a Chinese vessel sank a Filipino ship, but Xi insists the two countries should cooperate and try to agree on a code of conduct for the disputed waters
  • Manila’s ambassador says ‘now is the time’ to discuss their dispute after three years in which Duterte has worked to build up reservoir of goodwill
Topic |   South China Sea

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Filipino activists protest outside the Chinese embassy in April. Photo: Reuters
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