Philippine Foreign Minister said that never agreed to the Chinese claim to sovereignty over the Huangyan Island
newspaper in the Philippines Chuang Ming-light newspaper correspondent the Chen Zonglun
Philippine tourism industry began to feel the pains of its government in the Huangyan Island and the Chinese confrontation. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on the 13th from the 11th Philippine tourist resort of Boracay hotel at least 65 room Chinese tour groups canceled reservations. Philippine Airlines was forced to suspend charter flights from Beijing and Shanghai airport to fly to Long Beach Island. Just Before the Philippine tourism industry officials tough claim that China is only the fourth largest source of Philippine foreign tourists cancel tours negligible effect, “Chinese tourists to come to the Philippine tourism will certainly. At the same time, the Philippine government’s position in the confrontation on the issue of Huangyan Island is still tough. According to reports, del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Minister on the 11th to the media that has the event of Huangyan Island, the Philippines have to re-open diplomatic dialogue, but the Philippine side that diplomatic dialogue only reached up to a “provisional agreement” does not make the dispute was final settlement. The Philippines will never agree that the Chinese claim to sovereignty over the Huangyan Island.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on the 12th, del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Minister said on the 11th Philippine Huangyan Island to re-open diplomatic dialogue. He said that despite the hope that the dialogue can produce results, but the Philippine side that diplomatic dialogue does not make the dispute was eventually resolved. Philippines will ultimately seek a “comprehensive solution” to solve the event of the Huangyan Island. For the Chinese to the Philippine side boat to leave the Huangyan Island, Del Rosario claimed that the Philippines will never agree to these requirements.
Philippine government’s hardline stance the negative effects of its domestic economy is starting to show. The Philippine Department of Tourism Western Visayas Islands District data show that from 11 to 13, four hotels to monitor at least the Chinese tour Check out 65. Philippine Daily Inquirer said on the 13th for three days and two nights or four days and three nights the room, these rooms are mostly booked a large travel agency in China. Suspended due to Chinese tourists to the Philippines, Philippine Airlines had to suspend the original three times a week from Shanghai and Beijing, China to Long Beach Island airport tourist charter flights. Boracay scenic Helen, Cartagena, Buss said, “We hope this is only temporary, Huangyan Island dispute through diplomatic channels soon be resolved.” Chinese tourists canceled travel about 15% -20% by the impact of the largest hotel and resort areas, these local Chinese tourists accounted for 60% of the reservation, to a large tourist company chairman Henry said. “For us, this would mean that the decline in total revenue, but we can not blame the government, can only work harder to try to attract tourists from other countries.”
Philippines ABS-CBN news network on the 12th reported that the Philippine National Tourism Administration statistics show that from January to March this year, Chinese tourists to the Philippines up to 96,455 people, an increase of 8.4% over the same period last year. Many tourism official said, although a number of reports indicate that China Travel Service has been suspended organized tour to the Philippines tourism, but there are still a Chinese individual tourists continue to fly to the Philippines. The article quoted a tourism Jack Kula, saying: “does not change the plan of Chinese tourists will come to the Philippines tourism”. He also believed that the Chinese travel agency to cancel the decision to the Philippines just the Huangyan Island, the Philippines, the confrontation between the “political statement”, “(resulting in the death of eight Chinese citizens of Hong Kong) 马尼拉隆塔 Square hostage incident, China Travel Service has declared the ban to go to the Philippine tourism. “However, Kula also called on the Philippine government to stop all kinds of” reprisals “, the Philippines can not afford to pay this price, dragging a long time only to bring greater economic losses to the Philippines.
However, the fool with. “Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper also quoted in the 11th Philippine Travel Agency Federation of Xi Yilin Clement as saying that suspension of the Philippine Tourism” negligible “number of Chinese tourists are double-digit growth, but global, China is only one of the number of the target market of the Philippines, our three most important market is still in South Korea, the United States and Japan “. Clement said the first quarter of this year, foreign tourists to the Philippines for 115 million people, lack of Chinese tourists will not make the Philippines from the target program to attract 4.6 million foreign tourists this year.
while the other is considered the Huangyan Island confrontation “cannon fodder” Philippine bananas, spokesman for Philippine President Corazon Aquino III, Walter, 13, said it is in negotiation with China to the Philippines a lot of banana exports to China were stranded question, “In view of our bananas through a strict the Japanese standard, we are confident that the Philippine banana exports to China could be resolved.” The spokesman also said that bananas only regulatory issues, and has continued for more than one Huangyan Island confrontation in the month there is no direct contact, while welcoming the Chinese military “did not prepare for the South China Sea,” the statement. Agence France-Presse said on the 13th, Banana Coconut Philippines after the second-largest crop, China is the second largest market for Philippine banana exports, second only to Japan. ▲
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