The sinking of a Philippine boat by a Chinese vessel has sparked an outcry in the Philippines, with a rally taking place outside the presidential palace in Manila on June 19. Photo: AP

Rodrigo Duterte wants a joint Manila-Beijing probe into the South China Sea sinking. Could it be a good idea?

  • The Philippine president has been criticised for being too soft on China in his response to the June 9 sinking of a Philippine fishing vessel by a Chinese ship
  • While opinions are divided, some experts say working together could stop the investigation from turning into a squabble over jurisdiction in the waterway
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The sinking of a Philippine boat by a Chinese vessel has sparked an outcry in the Philippines, with a rally taking place outside the presidential palace in Manila on June 19. Photo: AP
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