Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: AP

South China Sea: Duterte rejects call to drop contracts with Chinese firms

  • Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jnr said Manila should join the US in blacklisting 24 Chinese companies involved in building artificial islands
  • But President Rodrigo Duterte has said the Philippines is a free and independent country, and needs Chinese investment

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said infrastructure projects with Chinese-owned companies would go ahead, and the country will not follow the US lead in blacklisting companies involved in building artificial islands. Photo: AP
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