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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said it was pointless discussing Beijing's contentious activities in the South China Sea at this week's summit of Southeast Asian leaders, and no one dared to pressure China anyway.
The Philippines has ordered an inquiry into reports that "foreign vessels" near China's man-made islands harassed Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, the military chief said on Thursday.
China launched its first cargo spacecraft on Thursday, taking another step towards its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has canceled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump.