Philippines lifts ban on oil, gas exploration in South China Sea | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:19 AM, October 17, 2020

Philippines lifts ban on oil, gas exploration in South China Sea

The Philippines has lifted a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea, which the government said yesterday could fast-track talks with Beijing on a joint energy project.

Drilling off the Philippines was halted in 2014 amid an escalating row with China over its rival claim to areas of the waterway that are believed to hold rich deposits of natural resources.

 

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