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Philippines’ Duterte tells summit he ‘abhors’ maritime incident involving China

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told a regional summit hosted by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that he “abhors” a recent altercation with Chinese ships in the South China Sea and said the rule of law was the only way out of problems.

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“We abhor the recent event,” Duterte said in the ASEAN-China special summit. “This does not speak well of the relations between our nations.”

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