Spratly Islands: Philippines’ Locsin seeks concessions on Beijing trip

//Spratly Islands: Philippines’ Locsin seeks concessions on Beijing trip

Spratly Islands: Philippines’ Locsin seeks concessions on Beijing trip

Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin will meet Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday facing an uphill task to convince Beijing to withdraw more than 200 ships from Whitsun Reef in the disputed South China Sea.Manila on Wednesday called on China to “immediately withdraw” the vessels, which are inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) at the reef in the Spratly Islands, about 320km (175 nautical miles) west of the Philippine province of Palawan. Sovereignty over all or some of the islands…

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