Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi during their video call. Photo: Handout
Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi during their video call. Photo: Handout

Foreign ministers from China, Philippines discuss South China Sea after US statement from Mike Pompeo

  • Wang Yi’s call to Teodoro Locsin came after the US issued explicit support for the 2016 arbitral ruling rejecting the legality of China’s nine-dash line
  • While Duterte has aligned his country with Beijing, Manila has recently been more vocal about the disputed waterway

Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi during their video call. Photo: Handout
Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi during their video call. Photo: Handout
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