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Philippine president spars with Pacquiao over South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stoked a feud with boxer Manny Pacquiao by criticising his “shallow” foreign policy knowledge, after the senator and eight-division champion said he found the leader’s stand on the South China Sea was “lacking”.In a late night interview with SMNI news channel on Tuesday, Duterte said Pacquiao, a senator and close…

WSJ News Exclusive | China Tempers Climate Change Efforts After Economic Officials Limit Scope

China’s top economic planners have put the brakes on attempts by environmental officials to reduce carbon emissions as driving growth takes priority over meeting climate targets for now, according to people familiar with the matter.Officials at China’s main economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, have limited the initial scope of a national…