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‘Get the f*** out!’: Philippines foreign secretary in undiplomatic rebuke to China

dergeist

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‘Get the f*** out!’: Philippines foreign secretary in undiplomatic rebuke to China​


It was hardly the normal language of a diplomat.

But the foreign minister could not contain himself when considering his country’s dispute with Beijing over territorial waters in the South Sea.

“China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see … GET THE F*** 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,” said Teodoro L Locsin Jr in a tweet on Monday.

“What is it so hard to understand about (Philippines President Rodrigo) Duterte’s UN declaration that the Arbitral Award made all maritime features Philippines; no one else’s?” he questioned in a series of tweets.

He said, “China does incursions into Philippine territory and evaporates all the goodwill it’s generated.”

Philippines has an ongoing dispute with Beijing related to rights over territorial waters in the South China Sea.

Mr Locsin’s comments come after Manila highlighted recently what it called the "illegal" presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside the Philippines 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which ship-borne trade worth millions passes each year. In 2016, an arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled the claim, which Beijing bases on its old maps, was inconsistent with international law.

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."

So far, the Philippines has filed over 75 diplomatic protests to China since 2016.

“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.

Following his outburst, several people and experts on social media pointed out that he is a diplomat and should not have used such language.



 

t0xeus

hi it's me t0x
Oooofff.. So let me unpack this for everyone. Slowly and thoroughly.

The guy is the Foreign Secretary of the Philippine Government, right?
So simply said, his job is to represent his nation and defend its interests...
How? By using diplomacy. Also known as the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way...

And what he does.... is literally just swear and curse the People's Republic of China? The same nation which literally, just last year, saved millions of lives around the world by sending respirators, facemasks & other medic. equipment when it was needed the most?

How about resigning, man? I feel embarrassed for him and sorry for everyone in Philippines who has to endure this moron's idea of 'diplomacy'.

Y.I.K.E.S
 
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