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

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

Topic |   South China Sea
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
Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi during their video call. Photo: Handout
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