Pinoys split over anti-China protests

Protesters against China said rallies scheduled on Friday, May 11, will expose China’s alleged arrogance in the Scarborough Shoal dispute, but others countered this will do more harm to the country. Loida Nicolas Lewis, chair of US Pinoys for Good Governance and organizer of the global rallies in front of Chinese embassies in key cities, said, “The family of nations should see that this big wannabe world power, China, is not at all following international law. If you want to be a world power, you must be the first one to follow the rule of law of the international bodies.” Those calling for more sobriety, however, said that the country has everything to lose if things escalate.” For instance, China is now the country’s top trading partner.

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