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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

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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.
6 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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