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Duterte: China ‘in possession’ of disputed drills to just raise tension

SINGAPORE---President Duterte on Thursday acknowledged that China was in possession of the South China Sea, and warned that any military drills there would only worsen tensions in the hotly contested waterway. Duterte, however, said he would try his best to lead the talks between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China for a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea. The Philippines is the country coordinator of the Asean-China Dialogue Relations, which aims to produce a rule book for managing multiple territorial disputes in the strategic waterway. No military drills Duterte spoke to reporters before going...

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