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Beijing hints it may stop activities in South China Sea if Manila drops arbitration

NAYPYIDAW -- China would be willing to halt its activities in disputed areas in the South China Sea if the Philippines backs out of international arbitration it initiated last year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday. 

     Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario proposed at a regional security summit here what he termed a "triple-action plan" in a bid to resolve territorial disputes and escalating tensions in the region.

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