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In a sign of shifting relations, the Philippines and China appear likely to make a deal on a joint energy exploration in the South China Sea

eed Bank, an underwater mountain near the Philippine coast, offers rich oil and gas deposits. China has prevented exploration of the area not involving its own companies, despite the zone falling within the exclusive economic purview of the Philippines.
5 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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