The Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro Locsin Jr., lambasted the Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea region in a new age lingo to address the modern age imperialistic bullying by China.
In a tweet he used expletives to express Philippine’s outrage over 220 Chinese vessels, manned by militia, anchoring at Whitsun Reefs in the West Philippine Sea claimed by the country as intrusion in its sovereign territory violating Philippine’s maritime rights.
The art of diplomacy is generally to say things in a firm but subtle language to put the point across without sounding offensive. But as they say, when you have to address a brute you use the language it understands.
Locsin Jr. in a tweet said, “China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see… O… GET THE FUCK OUT. What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We are trying. You’re like an ugly oaf forcing your attentions on a handsome guy who wants to be a friend; not to father a Chinese province…
He further added in another tweet, ” He doesn’t have an uterus. If he tried to give birth to a Chinese province it would be a ball of crap at best and the end of the regime. What is it so hard to understand Duterte’s UN declaration that the Arbitral Award made all maritime features Philippines; no one else’s?
Philippines’ Defence Secretary had earlier demanded a complete withdrawal of 220 Chinese vessels from South China Sea Whitsun Reef which is claimed by Philippines as its sovereign territory.
The Philippines’ Defence Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana said that the 220 Chinese vessels were manned by militia and was a clear provocative action of militarizing the area.
Senior journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh commented about the aforementioned tweet by the top Philippines diplomat Locsin Jr. by saying, “Philippines Foreign Minister gives it back to China in the new language of offensive diplomacy.” She further said, ” With bullies and thugs, perhaps the idiom of aggression is necessary?”.
Aarti Tikoo also wondered whether after Trump, Locsin Jr. would be de-platformed by Twitter.
It is an open secret that Twitter cannot tolerate any criticism of China, communist ideology and the so-called left-liberals. It does not waste any time in suspending or permanently banning Twitter accounts of people who do not agree with Jack Dorsey’s openly leftist views.
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