Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against ChinaPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday there was no point protesting Chinese artificial island building in disputed areas of the South China Sea because it could not be stopped. Duterte made the comments ahead of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit this week, and he confirmed he would not use the event to pressure China on its expansionism in the strategically vital waters. What would be the purpose also of discussing it if you cannot do anything,” Duterte told reporters.

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