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Philippines tells China to F&^% off

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Philippine foreign minister tells China to 'Get the F**k Out' over South China Sea dispute
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The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over the South China Sea.

The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known for blunt remarks, follow Manila's protests for what it calls the "illegal" presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside the Philippines' 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

"China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see... O...GET THE F**K OUT," Locsin tweeted on his personal account.
"What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We're trying. You. You're like an ugly oaf forcing your attentions on a handsome guy who wants to be a friend; not to father a Chinese province ..." Locsin said.

China's embassy in Manila did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Chinese officials have previously said the vessels at the disputed Whitsun Reef were fishing boats taking refuge from rough seas.
Chinese vessels seen anchored at the Whitsun Reef in the disputed South China Sea on March 23, 2021.
Chinese vessels seen anchored at the Whitsun Reef in the disputed South China Sea on March 23, 2021.
Responding to a request for comment, a spokeswoman for the US State Department reiterated a March 28 statement by Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying the US "stands with our ally, the Philippines, in the face of (China's) maritime militia pressure in the South China Sea."
"As we have stated before, an armed attack against the Philippine armed forces, public vessels or aircraft in the Pacific, including in the South China Sea, will trigger our obligations under the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty," the spokeswoman added.
China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which about $3 trillion of shipborne trade passes each year. In 2016, an arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled the claim was inconsistent with international law.

In a statement on Monday, the Philippine Foreign Ministry accused China's coast guard of "shadowing, blocking, dangerous maneuvers, and radio challenges of the Philippine coast guard vessels."
On Sunday, the Philippines vowed to continue maritime exercises in its South China Sea EEZ in response to a Chinese demand that it stop actions it said could escalate disputes.
As of April 26, the Philippines had filed 78 diplomatic protests to China since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, Foreign Ministry data shows.
"Our statements are stronger too because of the more brazen nature of the activities, the number, frequency and proximity of intrusions," said Marie Yvette Banzon-Abalos, executive director for strategic communications at the Foreign Ministry.
Duterte, for the most part, has pursued warmer ties with China in exchange for Beijing's promises of billions of dollars in investment, aid and loans.
"China remains to be our benefactor. Just because we have a conflict with China does not mean to say that we have to be rude and disrespectful," Duterte said in a weekly national address.
"So, kindly just allow our fishermen to fish in peace and there is no reason for trouble," Duterte said, addressing China.
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Some interesting responses to the tweet..

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Quite right too. You can't have a Head of Foreign Affairs talking like me at Harry's after a few beers.
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clutchcargo wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:55 pm Some interesting responses to the tweet..

I think it's pretty clear by now that Chinese diplomacy is an oxymoron. F*ck off is the only thing that MIGHT catch China's attention at this point.
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Cooldude wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:34 pm
clutchcargo wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:55 pm Some interesting responses to the tweet..

I think it's pretty clear by now that Chinese diplomacy is an oxymoron. F*ck off is the only thing that MIGHT catch China's attention at this point.
Agreed. Sometimes a little shock and awe is just what the doctor ordered.
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Apollo91881 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:47 pm shock and awe
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Agreed. Sometimes a little shock and awe is just what the doctor ordered.
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Replace doctor with media.
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I quite like that.

Ok, yes, there’s an expectation that a politician conduct themselves with some decorum (Herr Trump, maybe take note) when engaging with other parties.

The other alternative might be a shot across the bows, but the stakes are a little higher, here.

According to this map which I stole from the internet, (and haven’t checked any details contained within)

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China could match the Philippines by expending the entire population of Guangdong, and barely feel a thing.
Except maybe breathe a little easier with less people to take care of.
China, like some other former Centres of communist excellence, rarely comes across as really taking care of her people (small p, the little people with individual lives) and cares more about the People (Big P, the heaving mass of the state, for the benefit of the few egos at the top)
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Freightdog wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:56 pm (Herr Trump, maybe take note)
He was voted out of office.
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