P-Noy compares China to Nazi Germany for wanting to claim areas in the West Philippine Sea
Agence France-Presse (via Inquirer.net) reports that President Benigno Aquino III has compared China's efforts to claim disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to the Nazi Germany's actions before World War II in an interview with the New York Times.
According to the report, Aquino told the paper on Tuesday (February 4) that world leaders should not "make the mistake of appeasing China" by standing by and doing nothing as it tries to own the the entire West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), including islands that are part of the Philippines' territory.
"At what point do you say: 'Enough is enough'? Well, the world has to say it-remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War II," Aquino said. By this, the President "was referring to the failure by Western nations to back Czechoslovakia when Adolf Hitler-led Nazi Germany occupied western parts of the European nation in 1938 ahead of World War II."
Aquino's remarks has drawn a harsh response from China, with the state-run Xinhua news agency releasing a commentary describing him as "ignorant and amateurish."
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