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No China sanctions, Malacaang insists By Fernan J. Angeles 05/14/2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

No China sanctions, Malacanang insists

By Fernan J. Angeles 05/14/2012

President Aquino continues to take a hard-line position on China as he brushed off what many considers as an unofficial trade sanction on the country in the pull out of Chinese travel bookings to the country and the impounding of Philippine bananas in Chinas ports.

The government said yesterday it was working to resolve mass delays in Philippine fruit exports to China, stressing that the Chinese decision to impose strict standards on banana exports was not related to a tense standoff between the two countries over disputed maritime territory.

Philippine fruit export leaders have been quoted as saying that shipments, especially bananas, were rotting in Chinese ports because pests had been discovered in some produce, prompting stricter quarantine inspections..... MORE

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