China enraged over Philippine's ‘propaganda movie’

China expresses concerns over Philippine's documentary which criticizes Chinese activities in disputed South China Sea

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

China expressed strong dissatisfaction against the Philippine’s documentary which allegedly makes propaganda over the  Chinese activities the disputed South China Sea.

In the documentary, China is accused for occupying Philippine's territories and seizing resources in the disputed waters.

The first episode of the documentary titled, "Karapatan sa Dagat", or maritime rights, was released in the official Tagalog language on the Philippine Independence Day on June 12.

"The Philippines is attempting to mislead and deceive, gain sympathy by cheating and create the illusion of the 'victim'," Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement on the ministry's website on Monday.

Hua claimed that the rights of the islands in the South China Sea belong to China because China found and named the islands, adding that it is the first country which conducted sovereign jurisdiction on the islands.

"This is proven by adequate historical and legal evidence," Hua said.

China has potentiated its pretensions, building artificial islands in the disputed waters, turning a deaf ear against other claims.

According to the initial statement from the Philippine Foreign Ministry, defense department and armed forces, the film aims to draw attention and provide support of the country to solve the dispute in the South China Sea.

Hua also criticized the comments of US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken over China's large scale reclamation projects in the disputed waters calling it a "threat to peace and stability."

“The United States should stop making irresponsible comments which deliberately stoke regional tensions and confrontation," she said.

“If China surrenders its claims over the South China Sea, it would shame its ancestors and its future generations,” said China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday.

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