May 19 08:53
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- Chinese and Filipino Officials Meet Over South China Sea
Officials from China and the Philippines met for the first China-Philippines bilateral consultation mechanism on Friday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Established in January, the meeting was co-chaired by Chinese Vice Minister Liu Zhenmin and Philippine ambassador to China Jose Sta. Romana.
Liu said the meeting was based on the consensus reached between the two countries last October in establishing an institutional platform for dialogues over South China Sea issues.