The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday protested at
an anti-Chinese statement by a Filipino senator.
Political counselor of the Chinese Embassy Deng Xijun made the
case with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, expressing
his concern over the anti-Chinese statement made by the chairperson
of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Philippine Senate, Mariam
Santiago, who said "China invented civilization of the east, but as
well it invented corruption for all of human civilization."
The embassy also issued a statement protesting the statement by
"Such kind of comments is neither fair nor correct. We believe
that the Philippine government and the People of the Philippines
will not agree to that," said the statement.
"It is known to all that anti-corruption is a common task faced
by all the countries of the world. Corruption exists not only in
China, nor was it created by China. The Chinese government has all
along devoted itself to the building of an honest and clean
government and combat against all forms of corruption," said the
The statement also said the Chinese government has adopted even
tougher measures in combat against corruption and achieved
Santiago made the statement at a hearing of the Philippine
Senate on alleged corruption in a project of the Chinese company
Zhong Xing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) Corp. of China signed
with the Philippine government.
(Xinhua News Agency September 28, 2007)