Philippines ends China talks for joint exploration in disputed sea

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  MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — The Philippines said on Thursday it has terminated talks with China for a joint energy project in the South China Sea after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered an end to negotiations. Manila signed an agreement with Beijing in 2018 to cooperate on oil and gas development as a way to benefit from the resources in the waterway while setting aside the territorial dispute. Duterte, who has taken a softer approach to […]