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Philippines’ Duterte tells summit he ‘abhors’ maritime incident involving China

Mon, 22 Nov 2021   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told a regional summit hosted by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that he “abhors” a recent altercation with Chinese ships in the South China Sea and said the rule of law was the only way out of problems.

“We abhor the recent event,” Duterte said in the ASEAN-China special summit. “This does not speak well of the relations between our nations.”


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Nov 22, 2021
Following the rule of law is an excellent solution but, only if all parties abide by it. In this case, since China unilaterally decides to follow or ignore the rule of law as per its convenience, the only choice available to the Philippines is to use the military option against all Chinese aggressions.

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