Philippines says China withdraws Aqui...

Philippines says China withdraws Aquino invite

There are 8 comments on the Asian Correspondent story from Aug 29, 2013, titled Philippines says China withdraws Aquino invite. In it, Asian Correspondent reports that:

The Philippine government said Thursday that China has withdrawn an invitation to President Benigno Aquino III to visit a trade fair in an apparent snub as the two countries are locked in a territorial dispute.

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lct

Beijing, China

#2 Aug 29, 2013
Manila has filed an arbitration case before the U.N. International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, questioning Beijing's claim as China deploys ships on two disputed shoals in the area.

"The president has decided not to proceed to the China-ASEAN Expo taking into consideration China's request for the president to visit China at a more conducive time," Philippine Foreign Ministry spokesman Raul Hernandez said in a text message.

"On the part of the Philippines, we will continue to abide by our principled position that bilateral relations can advance despite differences."

China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement given to Reuters, said Aquino had not been invited.

"China never extended an invitation to the Philippine president," it said, without elaborating.

The expo is an annual trade fair joining China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which the Philippines is a member.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeared to take a swipe at the Philippines when he spoke to reporters after a meeting with Southeast Asian foreign ministers in Beijing earlier in the day.

"As for the dispute of the Spratly Islands, they are not an issue between China and ASEAN," Wang said. "We do not believe that one individual opinion should replace the common position of all ASEAN countries, nor do we think that one individual (opinion) should compromise the overall interests of the two sides by pursuing their own selfish interests."

Hernandez told reporters China's request was conveyed to the Philippine government on Wednesday night, hours after Aquino announced his plan to make a 12-hour visit to Nanning on September 3 for the expo.

Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo will represent the president in the September 3-6 event, where the Philippines is this year's "country of honor", Hernandez added.
lct

Beijing, China

#3 Aug 29, 2013
China never invite him in first place. so there is no 'withdraw'.
2 Cents

Taiwan

#4 Sep 1, 2013
Just more drama from a drama queen. If you've every dated a Filipina, you will know exactly what I mean.

Since: Nov 10

Guangdong, China

#5 Sep 1, 2013
China have confimed without invitation ,
AAA

UK

#6 Sep 1, 2013
2 Cents wrote:
Just more drama from a drama queen. If you've every dated a Filipina, you will know exactly what I mean.
Sorry for being dumb, you mean Filipina fakes orgasms?
2 Cents

Taiwan

#7 Sep 1, 2013
AAA wrote:
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Sorry for being dumb, you mean Filipina fakes orgasms?
I'm sure some do but never with me. Lol. Actually, what I was referring to is the Filipino's psychological need to exaggerate everything in order to make themselves feel important due to their utterly unimportant and trivial lives. Its the same phenomenon where lowly bureaucrats make everything difficult in order to make their jobs seem critical. With respect to Filipinas, an example would be them having a fit because you came home at seven instead of six thirty.
Andrez Lopez

El Paso, TX

#8 Sep 2, 2013
Filing an arbitration case before the UN Tribunal would not have prevailed. China would say that their territory is not to be arbitrated by any foreign country.

Stupid enough Aquino do not realize that the filing has declared himself as an enemy of China.

Stupid enough Aquino should not have expected to be invited by a host whom he declared as enemy.

Plain stupidity!
AAA

Colne, UK

#9 Sep 2, 2013
Andrez Lopez wrote:
Filing an arbitration case before the UN Tribunal would not have prevailed. China would say that their territory is not to be arbitrated by any foreign country.
Stupid enough Aquino do not realize that the filing has declared himself as an enemy of China.
Stupid enough Aquino should not have expected to be invited by a host whom he declared as enemy.
Plain stupidity!
Precisely, most filipinos don't know what is arbitration. That monkey climbed so high to the top of a coconut tree, now he wants to talk to find a way down.

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