China vows to fight transnational crimes with the Philippines' condemns unfounded remarks
Chinese government maintains cooperation with Philippine agencies to fight transnational crimes
MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila said the Chinese government joins the Philippine authorities in its fight against illegal and criminal activities and has maintained close cooperation with Manila-based agencies to crack down transnational crimes which produced fruitful results.
The Chinese Embassy issued a statement at 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, in response to media reports of Chinese nationals are involved in money laundering activities and pornography. The Embassy Spokesperson said the Embassy “has always been committed to safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and the Philippines” in addition to the provision of consular service and protection to the best of its ability.
“The Embassy is willing to continue to strengthen communication and cooperation with the Philippine side in this regard,” the statement added.
However, the Embassy underscored its firm opposition to “any irresponsible remarks based on fake news” as it condemns groundless or unfounded allegations against China “out of ulterior political motives.”
Describing the individual illegal and criminal cases involving Chinese citizens as isolated incidents and “cannot represent the whole picture of China-Philippines relations.”
The statement further explained the China-Philippines relations have maintained a good momentum of development, “which serves the fundamental interest of the two peoples.”
“China is willing to work with the Philippines to push the comprehensive strategic cooperation to a new level,” the statement concluded. (Melo M. Acuña)