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Duterte sets aside 2016 tribunal ruling on South China Sea

As ASEAN chair, Philippines will focus on crafting a fresh code of conduct

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte, the chair this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, said he will set aside a non-binding decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favor of the Philippines last year in its continuing territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea.

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