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Joint Philippines-China plan rife with challenges

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Amid their burgeoning rapprochement, China and the Philippines are inching closer to securing a resource-sharing agreement in the South China Sea.

This topic was at the heart of the recent bilateral meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Filipino counterpart, Mr Rodrigo Duterte, on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in Hainan, China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline Joint Philippines-China plan rife with challenges. Subscribe