Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he expects talks with China on their South China Sea dispute within a year, adding that he will not raise an international ruling rejecting China's claims there when he attends a regional summit next month.

An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights with various actions there.

Raising the issue at a summit in Laos of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, together with China, the United States and Japan, would compound China's anger.