Marathi | HIndi

Epaper
Follow us:
Home > International > Comply with basic etiquette: China after Philippine foreign minister's expletive-laced warning
Comply with basic etiquette: China after Philippine foreign minister's expletive-laced warning English.Lokmat.com

Comply with basic etiquette: China after Philippine foreign minister's expletive-laced warning

After Philippines foreign minister Teodoro Locsin made expletive-laced remarks against Beijing, the Chinese government on Tuesday reacted sharply and asked the "relevant people in the Philippines" to comply with basic etiquette.
Comply with basic etiquette: China after Philippine foreign minister's expletive-laced warning

After Philippines foreign minister Teodoro Locsin made expletive-laced remarks against Beijing, the Chinese government on Tuesday reacted sharply and asked the "relevant people in the Philippines" to comply with basic etiquette.

Teodoro Locsin on Monday issued an expletive-laced warning to China, asking it to get out of disputed waters, where over 200 Chinese vessels have remained moored since last month.

Asserting its sovereignty over disputed Huangyan island, China called on the Philippines to stop taking actions that complicate the situation, Global Times reported.

"It has been proven that 'microphone diplomacy' cannot change facts, but can only undermine mutual trust. It is hoped that the relevant people in the Philippines will comply with basic etiquette and their identities when making remarks," Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.

"Huangyan Island is a Chinese territory, and the nearby sea is under China's jurisdiction," Wang said on Tuesday.

Locsin, took to Twitter on Monday, and said: "China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see... O...GET THE F**K OUT,"

"What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We're trying. You. You're like an ugly oaf forcing your attentions on a handsome guy who wants to be a friend; not to father a Chinese province ..." Locsin said.

The blunt warning by came as Chinese "maritime militia" vessels have repeatedly refused to withdraw the ships from Manila's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea

The Philippine Coast Guard has revealed that despite repeated demands by Manila that Chinese ships leave Whitsun Reef, at least 240 Chinese vessels remained in the area and surrounding waters as recently as Wednesday.

The defence and foreign affairs ministries in the Philippines have been up in arms for a fortnight over the presence of 240 fishing boats suspected to be manned by Chinese maritime militia at Whitsun Reef, with statements flying back and forth over the alleged incursion into the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.

In a statement on Monday, the Philippine Foreign Ministry accused China's coast guard of "shadowing, blocking, dangerous manoeuvres, and radio challenges of the Philippine coast guard vessels."

On Sunday, the Philippines vowed to continue maritime exercises in its South China Sea EEZ in response to a Chinese demand that it stop actions it said could escalate disputes, CNN reported.

As of April 26, the Philippines had filed 78 diplomatic protests to China since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, Philippines Foreign Ministry data shows.

"Our statements are stronger too because of the more brazen nature of the activities, the number, frequency and proximity of intrusions," said Marie Yvette Banzon-Abalos, executive director for strategic communications at the Foreign Ministry.

China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea and has overlapping territorial claims with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

China has been increasing its maritime activities in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea over the past few months, partly in response to Beijing's concerns over the increasing US military presence in the region because of escalating Sino-US tensions.

Beijing's rising assertiveness against counter claimants in the East and South Sea has resulted in unprecedented agreement across the Indo-Pacific.

.

( With inputs from ANI )

Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor

Comply with basic etiquette: China after Philippine foreign minister's expletive-laced warning
China could use military force to claim Taiwan's supply of microchips, warn experts
COVID-19: IAF aircraft carrying another 450 oxygen cylinders from UK arrives in Chennai
Experts raise concerns that China could use its space station for military purposes
US-China information war likely to intensify over Indo-Pacific