Philippine President said China has announced $ 1.8 billion extreme restraint arms purchase plan
Aquino also announced a total value of nearly $ 1.8 billion military modernization program, including the procurement of C-130 new transport aircraft, helicopter gunships and communication equipment. The picture shows the US-made C-130 transport Roundup
[Global Times] “If someone into your backyard, and said the yard is his, you will agree with it? To give up what ought to belong to our own does not it? “Philippine President Corazon Aquino III, 23, made the remarks in his State of the Union used to explain their own position of the South China Sea. He also said that the show “extreme restraint” in conflict with China, the Philippines, China to respect the rights of the Philippines is not too much. He also announced a $ 1.8 billion arms procurement plan, said it would for the maintenance of peace.
According to Reuters, Aquino said in his State of the Union address, in dealing with disputes in the Philippines to show “extreme restraint” sent official boat in exchange for warships, the Philippine government did not respond to the attack on the Chinese media . “If you ask for respect for our rights, just as we respect their rights as neighboring countries, I think this should not overly.”
reported that Aquino also announced a total of nearly $ 1.8 billion dollars worth of military modernization program, including procurement of C-130 new transport aircraft, armed helicopters and communications equipment. He said: “This is not to fight or installed tough, not to scare people. This is to maintain the peace, in order to strengthen our defense forces.”
Philippines and China expert, Professor, Ateneo de Manila University “Global Times” reporter, Lin Zhicong Overall, Aquino’s speech is not confrontational, should not be tensions between the two countries, Sino-Philippine upgrade. In the United States that have no intention involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Philippine government should have realized that the only way is peace dialogue.
Global Times in the Philippines, Thailand, special correspondent Chuang Ming-light-cum-Pei Juan Global Times reporter Wang Drainage Zhen Xiang]
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