China vows not to interfere in Philippines’ internal affairs

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The Chinese government, through its embassy in Manila vowed that it will not interfere in internal affairs of the Philippines specifically on enforcing immigration and labor laws.

“China adheres to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs. 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,” the Chinese embassy said.

It added that Chinese law enforcement agencies will continue to properly handle relevant issues concerning foreign nationals working illegally in China in accordance with laws and regulations.

“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. China hopes that the Philippine law enforcement agencies would continue to deal with relevant issues in accordance with the laws and regulations in a professional manner,” it added.

It also noted that the Chinese Government has always requested Chinese nationals in the Philippines to observe the Philippine laws and regulations. The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines has been issuing consular notices in this regard.