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Visa featuring PH map may soon be stamped on Chinese visitors' passports
Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Aug 06 2019 02:49 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2019 12:42 AM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/06/19/visa-featuring-ph-map-may-soon-be-stamped-on-chinese-visitors-passports

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a proposal to stamp Philippine visas on passports of Chinese visitors bearing the map of Beijing’s contested maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Duterte approved the Department of Foreign Affairs’ proposal during a Cabinet meeting Monday, reversing a policy put in place by his predecessor former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in 2012.

The Philippine visa will be a logo of the country’s map, including parts that are being claimed by China, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters Tuesday.

It is among government's moves pushing back against China's excessive claims in the South China Sea, where the Chinese have encroached into the country's exclusive economic zone, the West Philippine Sea.

The Philippines recently filed a diplomatic protest over Chinese ship sails into the disputed waters. Duterte also vowed to invoke the Philippines' July 2016 arbitral victory against China before a United Nations-backed tribunal, which invalidated China's 9-dash line claim.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china/philippines-duterte-to-meet-chinas-xi-over-south-china-sea-arbitration-win-idUSKCN1UW0SJ

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Separately, Duterte on Monday decided to end a practice of immigration officials refusing to stamp Chinese passports because maps in them feature the contested nine-dash line.

Instead, they will use a stamp that challenges the Chinese claim.

“The stamp has the map of the entire Philippines EEZ to the widest extent,” Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Twitter. “So tit for tat”.

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What the Philippines, and other countries, have been complaining about re Chinese passports

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/11/29/ri-concerned-about-map-new-chinese-passports.html






http://koreanewsonline.blogspot.com/2012/11/global-distrust-to-china-mount-vietnam.html#.XVMakOhKhPY

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Re: Visa featuring PH map may soon be stamped on Chinese visitors' passports
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 09:51:27 PM »
PRESS RELEASE
Date: 06 November 2019 (Wed)

Immigration to Resume Stamping on PROC passports

https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration/posts/1501089433363092

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that it will resume stamping arrival and departure stamps on the regular e-passports of nationals from the People’s Republic of China (PROC).

The practice of stamping on Chinese passports was stopped by the BI in 2012 at the height of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea. This follows the then move of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to place Philippine Visas of Chinese nationals on a separate sheet of paper.

Said policy was implemented after China introduced a new e-passport with pages that included the historic nine-dash line map where it bases its claim to the disputed islands.

In a memorandum issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, immigration officers in the different ports may now affix their stamps adjacent to the Philippine visa of a regular e-passport presented by a PROC passenger.

According to Morente, the change in policy complies with the DFA's recently-issued foreign service circular (FSC) instructing its Philippine consular officers to affix the Philippine visa on the pages of Chinese passports where the nine-dash line map is drawn.

Morente stated they support the DFA's change in policy hence have adjusted their own procedures to conform. He added that the previous practice of stamping on a separate sheet of paper has been proven to be problematic as these sheets are easily lost and misplaced by holders.

"We support this policy update of the DFA," said Morente. "In the past, we have also expressed security concerns over the old practice because sheets of papers can easily be lost," he added.

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Re: Visa featuring PH map may soon be stamped on Chinese visitors' passports
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:03:21 PM »
Any pictures of what this looks like?