Philippines' Marcos eyes China compromise on South China Sea

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MANILA - The Philippines is interested in renewing talks with China on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea to expand and diversify its sources of energy, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

"There have been examples around the region where there have been similar differing views on exclusive economic zones and baselines, where they have managed to find a way to have joint explorations with the Chinese, with the Americans." Still, his new government has been ramping up protests against China's alleged"incursions" in the South China Sea, and he pledged not to cede territory. The two countries have been locked in a dispute in the resource-rich waters that also serve as a key shipping passage.with the two underscoring freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.


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