President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines can't stop Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea, saying there is no chance the Philippines will be able to defeat China in the event of a standoff.
The country's new top diplomat faces a barrage of questions on Benham Rise. Did China have permission to survey the area as President Duterte said?
"There is no such thing of China challenging those rights," Chinese Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.
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