Aquino: PH, China must ‘respect’ each other, int’l laws Nikko Dizon


Nikko Dizon




 June 10, 2016


Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said “respect for each other and the laws that bind us in the community of nations” were what would make the future relations between the Philippines and China “brighter,” making the statement ahead of the much-anticipated ruling of a United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) to resolve the maritime row between the two nations. President Aquino made the remarks with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua seated on stage as the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) jointly celebrated 118th Independence Day and the 15th Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day.