Chinese coastguard ships in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
Chinese coastguard ships in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

In South China Sea, Philippines fights itself over Beijing’s coastguard law

  • Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr rubbishes suggestion by presidential spokesman that Manila could take Beijing to an international tribunal
  • Discord amid silence from Duterte suggests confusion in Manila’s response to a law critics fear will be used to enforce Beijing’s territorial claims

Chinese coastguard ships in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
Chinese coastguard ships in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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