Manila, Beijing to discuss West PH sea dispute later this year
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Malacañang said on Tuesday that Manila and Beijing have agreed to discuss “mutually acceptable approaches” to deal with their overlapping claims in the South China Sea, as the Philippines marks the first anniversary of its legal victory over China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on Wednesday. The Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism would meet again in the second half of the year to find ways to enhance “trust and confidence” on issues related to the territorial dispute.
Tubeza, P. C. (2017, July 12). Manila, Beijing to discuss West PH sea dispute later this year. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A13.
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Disputes; International waters; Law of the sea; Bilateral agreements; Territorial waters; Water rights; Exclusive economic zone; Fishing; Resource exploration; Trade; Malacañang; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Abella, Ernesto; Duterte, Rodrigo