The China government is making all efforts to coerce the Philippines, its neighbors as well and asserting “China Laws” it is implementing on its own, to control and curtail activities in the disputed seas and islands and also challenging American security interests in the region. China laws are not acceptable to the Philippine government because we are not under Chinese rule. They vest their authority in implementing laws that only benefits their interests, and not the interest of the region where they also belong.
They have no sense of friendship towards their neighbors which is not a pleasant image they are showing. They have become categorized as “war-starters”. However, no amount of bullying on their part will expunge our nation’s territorial sovereignty. Our seas and islets, and islands legal to our boundaries remain as ours. We have never tried to trample upon the same rights of our neighbors. As it is, China shows no respect towards its neighbors. China is the square in the circle, the fly in the ointment.
May Chee B. Coyena