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Duterte in China amid expectation he'll raise sea disputes

Aug 29, 2019 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was in Beijing on Thursday for a meeting with counterpart Xi Jinping in which the Southeast Asian leader is expected to discuss a ruling on the disputed South China Sea.

The 2016 Hague arbitration mostly invalidated China's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea and found that it violated the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The row over the waters - a major global shipping route thought to be rich in oil and gas reserv...