Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched'

President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Leaders Summit

Carrying placards declaring "Dump Trump" and "Down with U.S. Imperialism", the left-wing protesters were blocked by police in riot gear with shields and batons, and then showered with jets of water from a fire engine.

USA president Donald Trump (L) and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte with wife Cielito Avancena during a photo session at a dinner marking the 50th birthday of ASEAN, on the eve of the 12th East Asia Summit.

Trump will meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, where he will try to shore up relations strained by the mercurial Duterte's notorious anti-U.S. sentiment and his enthusiasm for better ties with Russian Federation and China.

Various sectoral groups staged a protest near the US embassy here on November 10, the second day in a row, in anticipation of the first visit by US President Donald Trump in time for the Asean summit on November 12. "See you tomorrow", Trump was quoted yesterday as telling Duterte when they bumped into each other during a break at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Forum here.

Duterte and Trump will likely talk about the North Korean threat and the overall security situation in the region, particularly the South China Sea dispute. I am a very good mediator, " the deal-making American leader told Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang during an official state visit.

Ahead of the next regional meetings, the ASEAN summit in Manila, Chinese state media reported that Xi pledged to work with China's ASEAN partners "to maintain peace and stability, as well as development and prosperity".

Mr Trump arrived in Hanoi to begin meetings, before flying to the Philippines to begin the ASEAN meeting and East Asia Summit.

"I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem", Trump said, not mentioning the thousands killed and global scorn.

Duterte also said he "might" raise the issue of the South China Sea dispute with Trump, alongside trade, Islamic extremism and terrorism, according to a statement.

The resource-rich disputed waters of the South China Sea have always been a bone of contention between the regional players - China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.

His final stop is the Philippines.

Those comments angered human rights organizations, who see Trump's meeting with Duterte as validation from the United States that the controversial President's crackdown on drug use in the Philippines is acceptable. "The South China Sea, Taiwan, the East China Sea".

The framework seeks to advance a 2002 Declaration of Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea.

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