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Chinese President Xi Jinping, back right, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, back left, attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15.   © Reuters
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China, Philippines to hold first South China Sea talks Friday

Nations will seek ways to manage their territorial dispute, 'prevent escalation'

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | China

MANILA -- The Philippines and China will on Friday hold their maiden talks under a new "bilateral consultation mechanism" centering on their territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

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