Wikileaks: Arroyo good leader— Beijing

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ABS-CBN news posted this news item:

A leaked cable from the US Department of State revealed China’s views on the Philippines and the government of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo back in 2007.

A cable sent from the US Embassy in Beijing, dated March 5, 2007, showed discussions between Eric John, then US Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), and two senior Chinese diplomats regarding Southeast Asia.

The document was posted on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Sunday, December 12.

The cable, labeled “secret” by the Beijing post, focused on the “overlapping interests” in the region, specifically among Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, East Timor, and the Philippines.

Under the subhead “Progress in the Philippines, but More Needed,” the cable revealed the discussion between John and Hu Zhengyue, then Chinese Minstry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian Affairs, focusing on the Chinese efforts in dealing with the southeast Asian nation.

It revealed that China saw poverty as the “key challenge” facing the Philippines, and, as a response, Hu said they have “invested in its agricultural development and transportation infrastructure.”

“Beijing recognizes corruption as the second significant problem facing the Philippines, but believes it “cannot do much about that,” DG Hu said,” the cable stated.

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  • Anonymous

    Beijing top-leaders surely are happy that Noynoy boycotted Oslo ceremonies, but they must be scratching their heads wondering what made Noynoy do that. To kowtow in order “to save mules from death penalty” would not make sense to Beijing leaders — these are nuts-and-bolts tough guys , the same guys who saw perfect logic in ordering their tanks to run over people — not just Tibet demonstrators or OFWs from Sri Lanka — they ordered their tanks run over their very own Chinese citizens!!!

    Appeasing them to save mules will be “… this does not compute”. Beijing justice sees perfect harmony in assigning death penalty to convicted drug mules. Beijing penalty for Thai OFW teaching handweaving in Shanghai drug mule? Death! Penalty for Beijing- or Shanghai-natural-born chinese citizen drug mule? Death!!

    I suppose they now call Noynoy a mabait softhearted person, and you hope that they leave it at that. I hope Beijing does not behave to Pilipinas Noynoy as malamya — that will be trouble for Pilipinas.

  • Anonymous

    Beijing top-leaders surely are happy that Noynoy boycotted Oslo ceremonies, but they must be scratching their heads wondering what made Noynoy do that. “To save mules from death penalty” would not make sense to Beijing leaders — these are the same guys who saw perfect logic in ordering their tanks to run over Chinese citizens!!!

    Appeasing them to save mules will be “… this does not compute” to Beijing, that is for sure.

  • Joe America

    You get enough embassy chimps typing and they will eventually say up is down or square is round. Fortunately, the chimps don’t make policy.

  • Joe America

    You get enough embassy chimps typing and they will eventually say up is down or square is round. Fortunately, the chimps don’t make policy.

  • where in the leaks said Arroyo is a good leader?
    One good thing about these leaks — at least we know those diplomats are astute haha

    • cocoy

      i haven’t seen the exact document. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      You should find it at :
      www-dot-gmanews-dot-tv /story/208376/wikileaks-beijing-gives-then-pres-arroyo-thumbs-up

      • Anonymous

        There is one measure that Noynoy Aquino can “prove to the whole wide world” that he is a more courageous and conscientous leader than Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo — visits to Mindanao.

        h ttp://archive-dot-thepeninsulaqatar dot com/component/content/article/346-philippines-south-asia-archive/60830.html

        Even GMA’s spouse – Mike Arroyo — visited Mindanao

  • where in the leaks said Arroyo is a good leader?
    One good thing about these leaks — at least we know those diplomats are astute haha

    • cocoy

      i haven’t seen the exact document. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      You should find it at :
      www-dot-gmanews-dot-tv /story/208376/wikileaks-beijing-gives-then-pres-arroyo-thumbs-up

      • Anonymous

        There is one measure that Noynoy Aquino can “prove to the whole wide world” that he is a more courageous and conscientous leader than Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo — visits to Mindanao.

        h ttp://archive-dot-thepeninsulaqatar dot com/component/content/article/346-philippines-south-asia-archive/60830.html

        Even GMA’s spouse – Mike Arroyo — visited Mindanao