President Aquino was recently reminded that China fought alongside the Allied Powers against Japan and Germany during the Second World War, after he linked China’s invasion into the South China Sea with Hitler’s dominant rule in the Second World War.
“As an unwavering upholder of international justice, China made huge sacrifice and indelible historical contribution to the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War,” said in a press conference Hong Lei, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, insisting that there is no reason why the China-Philippines disputes over South China Sea should be placed in the same category with what happened in the Second World War.
During an interview with New York Times, President Aquino asked the people to support the Philippine in the dispute with China and to make the mistake of indulging China’s hegemonic moves in the South China Sea, the ABS-CBN News reports.
Aquino insisted that this matter has been going on for too long and that it has to be stopped, while mentioning that the Sudetenland was once given in order to “appease Hitler to prevent World War II.”
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hong Lei also said that China was “shocked at and dissatisfied” with President Aquino’s speech and that placing the South China Sea dispute in the same category with , as Sudetenland as “inconceivable and “unreasonable.”
The Axis power was formed when Italy and Japan joined Germany against the Allies formed of Great Britain, United States, Russia, France, Poland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Newfoundland, South Africa, China, Canada, British Raj (India), the Netherlands, Norway and Yugoslavia.
Aquino was called “an amateurish politician who was ignorant both of history and reality,” by Ming Jinwei, a news commentator from Xinhua News Agency. He continued saying that Aquino was never the right candidate or the right President for the region. In response, President Aquino thanked commentator Ming Jinwei for “reaffirming the validity of our position.”
The United Nations Arbitral Tribunal received a request from the Philippines to declare illegal China’s map, showing that the Asian superpower has 80% of the South China Sea as part of its territory.