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Re: Philippine Daily Inquirer 8/30/19
Xi rejects PH win in South China Sea as Duterte insists ‘binding’ arbitral ruling
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/179479/xi-rejects-ph-win-in-south-china-sea-as-duterte-insists-binding-arbitral-ruling
Nestor Corrales

MANILA, Philippines – In his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday night, President Rodrigo Duterte insisted that the 2016 Hague ruling on the South China Sea was “final, binding and not subject to appeal,” but the Chinese leader rejected the Philippines’ legal victory.

In a statement early Friday, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte was “steadfast in raising with President Xi concerns central to the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), which include the ruling held by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.”

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