China denies Panelo statement on illegal Chinese workers

China denies Panelo statement on illegal Chinese workers

China denied a statement by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that the Chinese government will deport Filipino workers if the Philippines will “recklessly” deport illegal Chinese workers.”First, China adheres to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs,” the Chinese embassy in Manila said in a statement on Thursday.”The Chinese embassy in the Philippines did not say that Beijing would adopt a ‘tit-for-tat’ approach should the Philippine government deport Chinese nationals found working illegally in the country,” China said.

China issued this statement after Panelo on Tuesday, February 26, said China will adopt a reciprocal policy on illegal workers.Panelo said Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua told him over dinner that if the Philippine government “will just deport Chinese not in accordance with the law,” then China “will do the same.” Panelo said, “That’s tit for tat.The Chinese embassy added that China’s law enforcement agencies will deal with illegal workers in China. At the same time, China said it respects Philippine laws on foreign workers.

“China respects the laws and regulations of the Philippines regarding employment of foreign nationals in the country, and holds that Chinese nationals should not stay or work illegally in foreign countries including the Philippines,” the Chinese embassy said.The embassy also pointed out that China “has always requested Chinese nationals in the Philippines to observe the Philippine laws and regulations.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *