RARE REBUKE: Duterte hopes China will ‘temper its behavior’ in disputed areas

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) — President Rodrigo Duterte, in a rare rebuke of China, said Beijing cannot simply claim jurisdiction over airspace above artificial islands it built in the disputed South China Sea.
“You cannot create an island,” Duterte said in Go Negosyo’s Pilipinas Angat Lahat program in Malacañang Tuesday. “It’s man-made… and you say that the air above this artifical island is yours. That is wrong.”
REDIRECT: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/08/15/Rodrigo-Duterte-China-South-China-Sea.html
Duterte said the right of innocent passage is granted over open seas thus there is no need to ask for permission from China.
“So I hope that China will temper its, at least its behavior,” he added. “I do not want to quarrel with China.”

Facebook Comments

Earnings Disclaimer: 1MillionFilipinos.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Additionally, 1MillionFilipinos.com participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.

Products Disclaimer: Products featured or promoted via this website do not claim to treat, cure, or mitigate disease. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any supplements.

Pin It on Pinterest