Philippines will not stamp new Chines...

Philippines will not stamp new Chinese passport

There are 56 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Nov 28, 2012, titled Philippines will not stamp new Chinese passport. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

A Chinese man holds up a Chinese passport with details on a page that shows dashes which include the South China Sea as part of the Chinese territory outside a passport office in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov.

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atilla the Han

Australia

#43 Dec 5, 2012
Best view wrote:
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I suppose the charge for this service will vary depending on the greed of the customs officer. LOL!!
carry your own stamp
atilla the Han

Australia

#44 Dec 5, 2012
FKChina wrote:
1. I don't think I have spanish banana
2. The Americans that give a banana about my banana is either too old or dead. Heck, banana think America cares only about banana.
3. I am a banana, banana not applicable.
Do not generalize banana. Banana rather die fighting than submit to banana. You think, banana can't kill the banana? There are so many mainland banana in Manila. I don't know about the other banana, but if banana take banana, banana will start killing. Bananas? I have a TRW M14 7.62x51 Enhanced Battle banana Police banana can't do $h1t.
Banana don't really care if my banana loses if banana war happens. Banana will not stand by and watch. Besides, this banana needs some banana control, don't you think banana too?
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is all about banana.
Pin

Bangkok, Thailand

#45 Dec 10, 2012
Send a war ship to invade and send a group of people to bid for helping to purchase banana
So shameful.Why don't to cry for your Japanese friend
.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#46 Dec 10, 2012
Pin wrote:
Send a war ship to invade and send a group of people to bid for helping to purchase banana
So shameful.Why don't to cry for your Japanese friend
.
You know what, no matter what, the Americans will not allow the Chinese to invade Philippines. I know that Chinese or China don't like Americans presence in the Philippines. But to tell you the truth, Philippines and Americans though they hated each other but they love each other, that's why China don't trust Philippines. I just talked to one Chinese today, they don't like Americans in the Philippines, but Philippines would rather have Americans than Chinese. We maybe part of Asians countries, but Philippines still don't trust China.

Why don't we cry on Japanese? Why should we? We rather beg and cried to USA than begging from japan. Remember that USA colonized us too after Spain but I think Philippines is more comfortable with the Americans than Chinese because USA and Philippines been established our relationship for a long time. China -we maybe close and same Asian countries but Philippines relationship with Philippines are not as die hard with Americans, I know that most of Chinese people don't like Philippines being close ties with Americans. We are different species.
Tornatras

United States

#47 Dec 11, 2012
Pin wrote:
Send a war ship to invade and send a group of people to bid for helping to purchase banana
So shameful.Why don't to cry for your Japanese friend
.
Can you just please get a life? Because it seems like you're so dumb to even be in this forum. All of you, all of you who can only talk about bananas. China has done ALOT in recent months just to try to destroy the Philippine economy, but, guess what? It didn't made any relevant effect. In fact, the philippine economy blossom even more!
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#48 Dec 11, 2012
Pin wrote:
Send a war ship to invade and send a group of people to bid for helping to purchase banana
So shameful.Why don't to cry for your Japanese friend
.
Lolo Don the American, are you still in Thailand ? Did your girlfriend's husband extort money from you? Be cateful there Lolo Don the American. There's a snake-head all over the places. Lol.
r levesque

Montréal, Canada

#49 Dec 12, 2012
Pin wrote:
Send a war ship to invade and send a group of people to bid for helping to purchase banana
So shameful.Why don't to cry for your Japanese friend
.
a war ship ! You are such a lowly less than an ape brain phlegm skinned leper.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#50 Dec 14, 2012
China’s mining occupation of the Philippines
By Rodel Rodis
2:57 pm | Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

While China’s brazen occupation of the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal, located just 125 nautical miles from Masinloc, Zambales, has captured all the national and international attention, little has been mentioned about China’s occupation of the Philippine mining industry, an entirely different issue from the Filipino Chinese (“Chinoys”) domination of the Philippine economy.

For example, one of China’s vast army of mining companies operating almost under the radar in the Philippines is located near the Scarborough Shoal in the coastal town of Masinloc where China’s Wei-Wei Group has set up a US$100 million nickel processing plant. In nearby Botolan, Zambales, China’s Jiangxi Rare Earth and Rare Metals Tungsten Group Company Limited operates a US$150 million nickel exploration and cobalt processing project.

As the Asia Sentinel reported on November 12, 2012 (“China’s Filipino Gold Rush”),“With an estimated US$1 trillion in untapped mineral resources in the Philippines, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Chinese mining companies, many of them operating illegally, have been exporting gold, nickel and other precious minerals out through the island country’s porous coastal ports, where there are no customs officials and plenty of bribable officials to turn their eyes the other way.”

http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php...

With its occupation of the Scarborough Shoal (what China calls “Huanyin Island”), smuggling precious metals from the Philippines to a China base will be even more convenient especially after it is transformed into a four story fortress, as China did with the Philippines’ Mischief Reef, located just 75 miles from Palawan, which China occupied in 1996.

The Asia Sentinel’s investigation reported that “as of now, of the gold registered as leaving the Philippines, only 3 percent of the exports are registered with customs officials… The other 97 percent arrives in Hong Kong without being taxed by the government in Manila, resulting in a massive tax loss.”

While that 97% of the gold is leaving the Philippines illegally, it is somehow legally entering Hong Kong as HK trade statistics showed that “gold consignments imported from Philippines into Hong Kong had been declared,” the Sentinel added.

In April of 2011, Pacific Strategies and Assessments (PSA), a company supplying foreign embassies and corporations in Manila with intelligence and business climate reports, released a study titled “Exploitive Chinese Mining in the Philippines” which reported that the incursion of Chinese mining firms into the Philippines has had a disastrous effect on the Philippine environment.

“While few are surprised over the assertiveness and penetration of Chinese mining investors, there is substantial evidence of unaccountability, misconduct and corruption in many Chinese mining deals,” the PSA reported.

These firms do not “deliver correct compensation for environmental damage and value of minerals extracted from devastated mining areas….Chinese mining companies have a reputation for poor adherence to environment standards, especially with regard to small-scale mining projects,” the report added.

China’s mine safety record is the worst in the world. More than 2,600 Chinese miners died in mining accidents last year. While China accounts for 40% of the world’s global coal output, it accounts for 80% of mining deaths in the world.

In 2008, the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources admitted that at least 3 million metric tons of various mineral ores were brought into China that were untaxed in the Philippines.

crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#51 Dec 14, 2012
The Chinese mining companies’ occupation of the Philippines began in earnest during the administration of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when 26 Chinese corporations registered in the Philippines to mine for gold, iron ore, nickel, copper, manganese, lead, zinc, chromate and cobalt. They operate in 16 provinces in the Philippines: Cagayan, Benguet, Zambales, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Palawan, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Bohol, Cebu, Misamis Oriental, Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.
The PSA reported that “the reality is Chinese mining firms are not playing by the same business ethics, rules and practices which Western mining firms are expected to follow, nor is the Philippine government holding China to the same benchmarks chiseled into law and applied to Western firms.”
Chinese mining firms have been able to subvert Philippine mining laws that set high standards for environmental protection and just compensation by exploiting a law for small-scale mining by Filipino-owned cooperatives. They hide “under the cover of domestic small-scale miners to bypass Philippine mining laws and protocols as well as avoid the large capital requirements, fees and taxes associated with large-scale mining,” the report noted.
While American firms are restricted by US law from bribing local officials, Chinese laws do not discourage such practice.“Black cat, white cat, it doesn’t matter as long as it catches the mice,” Deng Xiao Ping famously said and this has been the guiding principle for China’s mining firms in the Philippines.
But there is also a national security concern which may be greater than just the loss of significant tax revenue for the government or the scorched earth devastation of the Philippine environment.
One of China’s mining companies operating in the Philippines, the Jiangxi Rare Earth and Rare Metals Tungsten Group Co. Ltd., is a China government owned company. One of the minerals Jiangxi is mining in the Philippines is nickel. The Philippines is China’s No. 1 source of nickel ore, with Indonesia a close second. Because Indonesia has just imposed a nickel ore export ban, China will undoubtedly increase its import of nickel ore from the Philippines.
Nickel super-alloys are a critical component in advanced jet engines and are used in the engines of 5th generation jet fighters.
According to the 2006 Minerals Yearbook of the United States Geologic Survey (USGS):“The F-35 Joint Strike Force Fighter project is projected to include production of about 3,000 aircraft and 6,000 engines that would use 3rd generation nickel-based super-alloys. The F-22 Raptor is expected to add another 700 aircraft.”
China’s invasion of the Philippines’ Kalayaan Islands in the Spratlys, with its estimated 50 billion barrels of oil reserves, may likely be accomplished with the heavy-handed use of China’s People’s Liberation Army jets, made with nickel-based super-alloys extracted from the Philippines.
According to “Troubled Waters” documentary producer/director Vince Wade,“a military clash is a possibility but most people don’t realize these conflicts are essentially economic warfare, which is already underway,” Wade said.
“China appears to have a plan to use business and trade to gain de facto control of the economies of the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations through domination of the energy, mineral and telecommunications sectors,” Wade added.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#53 Dec 14, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday confiscated misdeclared vegetables at the Manila International Container Port.

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said the products, declared as apples and houseware, were from China and were estimated to cost P7.5 million.

The potatoes were consigned to Marbatan Enterprises and Green Meadows Enterprises while the fresh carrots were consigned to Rorumen Agricultural Products.

Aside from misdeclaration, the consignees failed to present a permit from the Department of Agriculture (DA).

They may face charges for violating Customs Tariff Codes.-- Report from Noel Alamar, dzMM
lct

Beijing, China

#54 Dec 14, 2012
so don't stamp at all. it is not 'freedom'. :)
Bundog

Bangkok, Thailand

#55 Dec 20, 2012
Maiden cannot Enter Hongkong without china
VESA
SEE WHAT HAPPENS

Brooklyn, NY

#56 Dec 20, 2012
Flips make trouble for themselves.

Hong

Thailand

#57 Dec 21, 2012
US Military cost= rape Philipinne Girl As Okinana
=Oil or Metal
Hong

Bangkok, Thailand

#58 Dec 21, 2012
Learn to live with beibour peacefully
Jane

Bangkok, Thailand

#59 Dec 21, 2012
Chinese in philippine help to sanction japanese to make stronger so that Foreign cannot to Excel US from Philipine As the Indonesia do in 1998
Boycott japanese car and tourust

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