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International relations

Duterte and Xi agree to set up body for offshore energy projects

Beijing summit plays up economic cooperation amid South China Sea tensions

BEIJING/MANILA -- The Philippines and China have reportedly agreed to establish an intergovernmental body to promote joint exploration of oil and natural gas in the South China Sea.

The deal came during a visit by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to China amid rising maritime tensions between the two nations.

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