China Reminds The Philippines That It’s A Country “under The Rule of Law”

We think a certain writer called this doublespeak……..


Or everybody could just have a different idea what Rule of Law actually means


Here’s what the Chinese are telling the Philippines government about their decision to execute a Philippine national drug trafficker




THE government of China has reminded the Philippines that theirs is a country under the rule of law and the Chinese judicial authority has passed a sentence on relevant Philippine drug trafficker in accordance with law.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei made the statement in response to the Philippine government?s appeal to China to commute the sentence on a Filipino national sentenced to death for drug trafficking.

As this developed, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay yesterday personally delivered to the Chinese Embassy in Makati the letter of President Aquino to President Hu Jin Tao asking for the commutation of the death sentence of a Filipino national.

The Vice President was welcomed by Charge d?Affaires Bai Tian, who received President Aquino?s letter.

?We fully respect the laws of China and we are appealing to you on humanitarian grounds,? Binay told Bai Tian.

Binay also reiterated that the Philippines is a predominantly Christian nation. He told Bai Tian that Dec. 8 holds a special significance to Filipinos as it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Bai Tian, meanwhile, assured the Vice President that Aquino?s letter ?would be immediately delivered to the concerned people.?

In his letter to the Chinese president, Aquino appealed that the Filipino?s sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

?For humanitarian reasons, I appeal to Your Excellency to spare the life of [the Filipino] who was convicted and sentenced to death by the Guilin Municipal People?s Court,? Aquino wrote.

?I wish to stress that my Government fully respects the law of China. However, I am moved by compassion for the family of [the Filipino] who is appealing that he be given a second chance to reform himself,? he added.

Binay, the Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers Concerns, was supposed to leave for China to deliver the letter to the Chinese president, but the Chinese government said ?it was unable to arrange his visit at this time.?

But Hong stressed China runs the state by law and drug-related crimes are universally recognized felonies.