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‘Be careful,’ Noy aide warns China

Thursday, July 5, 2012

‘Be careful,’ Noy aide warns China

PALACE ALSO THREATENS TO ARREST ‘POACHERS’ ON DISPUTED AREAS

President Aquino and his Palace aides were into a vigorous chest beating yesterday, warning Chinese officials in their own language to be careful about what they say over the current territorial conflict in the South China Sea after earlier admitting that the Aquino administration is again running to the United States to seek help on the use of modern-day spy planes to monitor disputed areas.

Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda uttered in Mandarin “Xiao xin yi dian (Be careful about what you say)” apparently to make the warning plain to the Chinese.

China responded in kind and urged the government yesterday “to act in a manner that contributes to regional stability.”


“We hope the relevant party will do more things that are conducive to regional peace and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a daily news conference.

Lacierda also issued a threat on the supposed intrusions in the country’s territory but directed the warning against  poachers, mostly from Taiwan, which China claims to be one of its provinces anyway, that they will be arrested and charged.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1133-%E2%80%98be-careful%E2%80%99-noy-aide-warns-china

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