Philippines’ Duterte to send envoy to China over sea row

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday (Jul 14) he would send ex-leader Fidel Ramos to China for talks after an international tribunal ruled against Beijing’s claims to most of the disputed South China Sea.

Duterte said he would ask former president Ramos “go to China to start the talks” with Beijing after the UN-backed tribunal’s ruling on the strategically vital waters, though he did not specify a timeframe.

Shortly after winning the presidential election in May, Duterte told reporters that he wanted friendly relations with China and confirmed he was open to direct talks over the territorial row that…

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