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China backs joint energy development with Philippines in South China Sea, urges Asean to reject outside interference
- Written by The Straits Times
MANILA (REUTERS, AFP) - China's foreign minister on Tuesday (July 25) said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides. Wang Yi also urged Asean nations to unite and “say no” to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent swipe at the United States ahead of a regional summit.