China backs joint oil drilling with Philippines in disputed sea
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that he supported the idea of joint energy exploration with the Philippines in the heavily disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage to both sides. Wang, on a two-day visit to Manila, made the remarks after President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that a partner had been found to develop oil fields and exploration and exploitation would restart this year.
Pazzibugan, D. Z. & Tubeza, P. (26, July 2017). China backs joint oil drilling with Philippines in disputed sea. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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Oil and gas exploration; Disputes; International waters; Territorial waters; Oil and gas production; Bilateral agreements; Water rights; Law of the sea; Department of Energy (DOE); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Wang, Yi; Duterte, Rodrigo; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Deng, Xiaoping; Aquino, Corazon; Xi, Jinping