Duterte: Energy deal OK with China if PH drops claim
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping had offered the Philippines a controlling stake in a proposed joint energy venture in the West
“Set aside the arbitral ruling,” the President told reporters in Malacañang, quoting Xi. “Set aside your claim. Then allow everybody connected with the Chinese companies. They want to explore. If there is something, they said, we will be gracious enough to give you 60 percent, only 40 percent will be theirs. That is the promise of Xi Jinping.”
“On the contrary, China agrees with the Philippines to disagree on their respective claims,” Locsin said.
“There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” Guevarra said in December.
China’s embassy in Manila had no comment on Wednesday on President Duterte’s remarks.
China, which did not take part in the arbitration, does not recognize the ruling.
The United States has called that bullying and coercion aimed at denying rivals’ access to their energy assets.
The Hague tribunal said the Philippines had legal rights to exploit gas deposits that China also claims at Recto Bank, located about 140 km off the Philippine coast and internationally known as Reed Bank.
Joint activity could be deemed as legitimizing the other side’s claim, or even relinquishing sovereign rights.
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