Philippine President Benigno Aquino ignored Taiwan’s requests and extradited Taiwanese prisoners to China.(Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)
Philippine President Benigno Aquino ignored Taiwan’s requests and extradited Taiwanese prisoners to China.
(Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)

The Philippines Kowtows to China Again

February 16, 2011  •  From theTrumpet.com
Manila’s decision to extradite Taiwanese citizens to China is the latest in its diplomatic strides toward Beijing.
 

On Tuesday, Taipei reiterated demands for the Philippines to apologize for having extradited 14 Taiwanese gangsters to mainland China earlier this month, rather than repatriating them to Taiwan to face justice. The move is the latest in a series of calculated steps Manila is taking toward Beijing and away from the United States and its allies.

Back in late December, Philippine police arrested the 14 Taiwanese citizens along with 10 Chinese nationals who were part of the same well-entrenched fraud gang operating on Philippine soil. The criminals had amassed around $20.6 million by targeting citizens of mainland China.

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