Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Brazen lies. This was how a former lawmaker described on Wednesday (September 30) Beijing’s pronouncements about disputed waters — based on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent speech at the White House.
Roilo Golez, who also served as national security adviser during the Arroyo administration, said China was “brazenly lying” about its activities on contested outcrops in the West Philippine Sea.
This developed after Xi, during his first state visit to the United States, told President Barack Obama that China was entitled to build structures on disputed atolls in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea but did not intend to militarize them.
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