PH protests China’s e-passports, which show "disputed spots" as part of latter’s territory

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Thursday, November 22, the the Department of Foreign Affairs sent "a formal protest letter to the Chinese Embassy in Manila to oppose the new Chinese electronic passports, which showed various islands as Chinese territory, including the disputed Spratly Islands."

 

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Thursday, November 22, the the Department of Foreign Affairs sent "a formal protest letter to the Chinese Embassy in Manila to oppose the new Chinese electronic passports, which showed various islands as Chinese territory, including the disputed Spratly Islands."

 

The report revealed: "The note verbale stated that the Philippines ’strongly protests the inclusion of the 9-dash lines in the e-Passport as such image covers an area that is clearly part of the Philippine territory and maritime domain.’" In fact, DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario pointed out that the maps on the passport are an "excessive declaration of maritime space in violation of international law."

 

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