‘It will be bloody’: Philippines’ Duterte threatens to ‘stake a claim’ over South China Sea energy resources using military ships

Apr 20, 2021 | INVESTING

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is prepared to send military ships to “stake a claim” over oil and mineral resources in the South China Sea – while noting that challenging Beijing in the disputed waters will only lead to violence.“If we go there to assert our jurisdiction, it will be bloody,” Duterte said in a televised briefing late on Monday, his first remarks after hundreds of Chinese vessels were spotted at a disputed reef in March.“I’m not so much interested now in fishing…

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