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China’s defense attache ‘lectures’ Pinoy media By Mario J. Mallari 05/23/2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

China’s defense attache ‘lectures’ Pinoy media

By Mario J. Mallari 05/23/2012
A Chinese defense attache yesterday “lectured” Filipino journalists on truthful reporting regarding the standoff between the Philippines and China over the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

During a chance interview during the 114th founding anniversary of the Philippine Navy, Senior Col. Cheng Fangming, China’s defense and military attache in Manila, belied reports of harassment by Chinese ships against Filipino fishermen and media.

“It’s not true and I was told when you interviewed, some officers are sometimes misquoted. That’s not the way, right?” said Cheng who was at the Navy ceremonies as part of the diplomatic corps..... MORE

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