Dec 1, 2012

Phillippines joins Vietnam in refusing stamp new Chinese passport

The Philippines has become the second Asian nation to refuse to recognize China's new electronic passports. The passports include a map showing the South China Sea's disputed waters as Chinese territory. The Philippine foreign ministry said Wednesday that marking the Chinese passport could be seen as accepting what it calls China's excessive territorial claim. The South China Sea is claimed in part by the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. India has also objected to the Chinese map which shows two Indian-controlled Himalayan areas  as part of China.

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ジョン said...

A perfect job! Nicely done. I'll just mention that, technically, "Indian controlled Himalayan areas" ought to be "Indian-controlled Himalayan areas" (with a hyphen), but that's not something than most English speakers would notice, I think, so it's no big deal.

bikenglish said...


Thank you for good advice.

I have always been keeping attention to the need of "hyphen" between two noun words when I transcribe a news into a sentence after you taught me the importance of it.