My family is pure Chinese and we value our heritage. We have been in the Philippines for more than 50 years and the Philippines is now home to us, and our other relatives who come from Mainland China. We would like to tell our fellow Filipinos that we have long deplored what China is doing to the Philippines and to its other neighboring countries. Their incursion into territorial waters that do not belong to them is wrong not only to us but to the eyes of everyone. We are ashamed of what they are doing and hope that they stop in due time.
What China is doing is shaming us Chinese here in the country but we could only do as much, by way of relaying our opinions on the issue. We agree on the United States’ pressing for the Asean-China Code of Conduct, which is freedom of navigation. China made restrictions on fishing to the detriment of many fishermen including our fellow Filipino fishermen. We hope and pray China lifts its new law and its new restrictions. We hope our fellow Chinese there would see the light. We will continue sharing our views in this regard. Thank you.
Jessie J. Ng