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As President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines speaks of ‘separation’ from the U.S., he and Xi Jinping agree to resume direct talks about the South China Sea

4 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
he Philippine president said an international tribunal's recent invalidation of China's claims in the South China Sea could "take a back seat," and both countries agreed to set up a joint coast guard committee on maritime cooperation, which could be important to coordinating fishing activities around the disputed Scarborough Shoal.
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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