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WATCH: President Duterte rejects China’s claim that it owns South China Sea

President Duterte rejects China’s claim that it owns South China Sea

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Duterte to tell Xi: PHL has rights over West Philippine Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte will insist on the Philippines' sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea when the Chief Executive meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing later this month.

Duterte said he would also press Chinese leaders on a Code of Conduct among countries that have claims in the disputed waters, something that he said China could be delaying.

He said he would also raise the planned joint exploration of natural resources in the disputed waters and the June 9 incident involving Filipino and Chinese vessels in Recto Bank.

"I talked first about jurisdiction, the COC, and the exploitation of the natural resources of my country since as far as I’m concerned, we own it. So that is my position. We still own what we are claiming,” Duterte told reporters in Malacañang.

WATCH: President Duterte rejects China’s claim that it owns South China Sea WATCH: President Duterte rejects China’s claim that it owns South China Sea Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 9:05:00 AM Rating: 5

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