ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
South China Sea

Duterte minister lambastes Beijing as South China Sea spat flares

Philippines says China's maritime claim only exists 'in their imaginations'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, have been going back and forth on overlapping claims of the South China Sea.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippines' defense minister has accused China of illegally occupying areas within Manila's exclusive economic zone and said Beijing's South China Sea claims exist only "in their imaginations."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more