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Beijing hails China-Asean trade amid sea dispute

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. AP FILE PHOTO

BEIJING—China’s trade with Southeast Asia could more than double to $1 trillion by 2020, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told regional leaders, downplaying simmering territorial disputes and stressing their “common destiny,” state media reported on Wednesday.

Li called for an upgraded version of the free trade deal between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and insisted that “disruptive factors” should not get in the way of regional cooperation, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Trade has grown sixfold over the past decade to $400 billion in 2012 between China and the 10-member Asean, it said.

But Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea—believed to sit atop vast deposits of oil and natural gas—even waters close to the coasts of its neighbors, and has been increasingly assertive over the issue in recent years.

Li downplayed the disputes while addressing the 10th China-Asean Expo and business and investment summit in the southern city of Nanning, reiterating Chinese calls for dialogue.

“We have also noticed that there exist some disruptive factors in the region that are against stability and development, but they are not mainstream,” he said, according to a transcript of his speech carried by Xinhua.

“The Chinese side maintains that the South China Sea disputes are not an issue between China and the Asean, and they should not and will not affect the overall China-Asean cooperation.”

Asean members Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei have often overlapping claims to parts of the South China Sea, and Taiwan also claims it all.

The dispute has rumbled on for decades, but Beijing’s actions to support its claim in recent years have raised concerns with its neighbors, particularly Vietnam and the Philippines.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was present at the trade fair, but President Aquino did not attend after Chinese authorities imposed conditions on the trip, the Philippines said, signaling they were related to the territorial row.


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  • hello stupids

    Filipinos slaves have a chance for freedom
    I don’t really thing they have
    hahahaha

    • flomotion

      Yes they have a chance for freedom than the mainland Chinese being imprison in their own country and treated as immigrants. The rich mainland Chinese? They are connected to politburo. China should have a three party system. Give citizens voting rights too.

      • hello stupids

        talk to yr government

        this got nothing to do with the Chinese
        Ur not invited…hahaha

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Who cares about your focking invitation pang! The PH not collapsing because of your invitation withdrawal! Go take a flying fock to your fairyland fair, idiot! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo

        sour grapes, haha….

        even your so-called “close ally” — vietnam, has turned away from you when it is its own national interest in stake.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Never claimed them to be one! How do you rate your bedmate’s comment (rejenal pang a.k.a. hello_stupids) that no man has reached the moon yet? I guess you are of the same mind that nobody except china can do that & 1969 Apollo mission was a fake?

      • .Hugo

        whatever happened in 1969 would not hide the facts that your so called ally has not supported you, and your president was not invited, haha….

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Again, do you think people here care? For your info, it was never in headlines, possibly a byline even I missed because it’s not that big a deal! But it did expose you to resort to all means to get what you want, & to hell w/ courtesy & etiquette. Spitting swellheads!

      • .Hugo

        yeah, it’s not headline — in your tiny little dream land in your head, haha…

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Tell us what papers here headlined it? Maybe it would be in the Chimp Gazette of Skunk Journal you subscribe to because of your parentage! BTW your whore sister is again having herself focked at your door! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        haha if that’s all you can say then i know you have lost it again.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        So you consent to your sister’s profession. That’s not surprising at all knowing your sexual orientation! Have fun arsefocking! HAHAHAHA!

      • Marx Louis Wang

        FCUK YOU, WE DON’T NEED YOUR INVITATION, INVITE YOUR SMALL DICK!!!

      • .Hugo

        only you fail to understand the election systems in china.

        and multi-party election of the legislation body has been in place in all other chinese territories.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You call your selection an election? Weird name for a choreographed process! You are such cheaters, you even cheat your own people! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo

        you are cheating yourself instead when your pork barrel scandal is still exploding.

        and again you fall to understand the election system in china, taiwan, hong kong, and macau. the result? you are a joke.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        So no scandals or dissent in your fairyland? Taiwan, a separate country, HK & possibly Macau because your greedy leaders have found them still useful, are possibly passable, but the PRC? Only a deluded person like you can say you can choose your leaders! Remember TianAnMen when you massacred your own people because they were protesting? Your country, the PRC is a big cow led around by the nose by your corrupt leaders! You are the biggest joke of all!

      • .Hugo.

        again you failed to learn china’s election system.

        of course we remember the tiananmen incident, a mass of demonstrators were demanding social reform and to topple the government. the military could choose to side with the people but not the government to put down the massive demonstration that has seriously affected the daily live of the capital and the functioning of the government.

        yet, the way of putting down the demonstration must be denounced. wrong methods and wrong equipment were used, the officials involved must bear responsibility. well most decision makers were already dead or out of power anyway. and we have seen riot control methods and equipment in china have improved very much since 1989.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Just alibis & excuses & as you say those accountable officially are no longer around so can be blamed, eh? And what “election” system? It’s just “king of the mountain”? You still kill off a lot of Tibetans & lately Uighurs & you call that improved crowd control? If the trouble in the south here happened there, you would have just wiped out everyone, hostages & gunmen! Fock off with your denials!

      • .Hugo.

        excuses? most are already dead, and li peng has become a nobody. dig up the dead from the graves? or prosecute a 84 year old, and when he was executing a collective decision?

        haha and funny to see you can only compare your current incompetence with china 24 years ago, that’s about the standard of the philippines anyway.

        people got killed in the start of riots in tibet and xinjiang, and riots, especially the ones involving racial killings, have to be dealt with seriously. you are only trying to mix crowd control with riot/insurgent countermeasures, but you failed.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Failed schmelled, were you asked to give your enlightened version of events in accordance with your propaganda crap. Ta, ta Hugo, I’ll bE here but not as the sounding board for your propaganda sh!t! Henceforth all curses for your lot!! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        don’t worry, i am very used to your way of admitting failure. this is the kind of reply you will give when you can’t rebuke, nice, haha….

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        As usual, a self-praising farewell from a legend in his own mind! Motherfocking Mao clone! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        pity you can only stick with some cold-war relics to support your view, when mao is nothing more than a slogan nowadays.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        The legend now denies his hero. Too inconvenient? Focking arsefocker! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        china advances, not like the philippines which can only comfort itself with cold-war mentality.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        china-this, china-that, just emprty bullshit from the dean of chink bullshiters! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        i believe you are talking to yourself on this, haha….

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Truly the dean of bullshit! Certified motherfocker! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        again that’s how you admit failure, good to know you failed again, haha…

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        That’s in your mind, you self-praising basstard!! HAHAHAHAHA!!
        Fock you!

      • .Hugo.

        that only further reinforces your already obvious failure, haha.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You are awarded the title King of Bullshit, sanctimonious, conceited motherfocker! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        whatever award won’t hide the fact that you have failed here.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        In your opinion, King of Bullshit & Conceit! If you were the judge of a beauty contest, Miss China would win everytime even though, like you, she looks worse than a baboon! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        out of topic distraction is no longer an effective way to cover up your incompetency.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit, that’s going to be your titles! You earned them! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        you will need more out of topic distractions like this to cover your incompetence and ignorance though, haha…

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Self-serving statements, Hugo, King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit, motherfocker extraordinaire! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        whatever, the topic still stands. china and asean are enjoying the fruits of good working relationship and progressing together well, while the philippines is still struggling with your low direct foreign investment and domestic unrest.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Self-serving statements, Hugo, King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit, motherfocker extraordinaire! HAHAHAHA!

      • .Hugo.

        so now you have reduced to be just a human recorder and can only do playback, haha….

        ok I know you have really lost and out of idea.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Hugo, King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit, motherfocker extraordinaire! Who gives a fock at your pompous, egoistic rulings! HAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        so that’s simple:

        whatever, the topic still stands. china and asean are enjoying the fruits of good working relationship and progressing together well, while the philippines is still struggling with your low direct foreign investment and domestic unrest.

        and you’re simply defeated badly in this topic.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Fruits of your arse, my foot! Hugo, King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit Motherfocker extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        haha tell that to the other asean leaders then.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        I don’t do your bidding. Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        things actually progressed much quicker and smoother too without the philippine constant disturbance in the china-asean cooperation, even vietnam agrees, haha….

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Actually, I enjoy this! Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        and we can see that from the latest asean meeting in suzhou, china.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You mean in Suso at Kiki ng Ina mo! Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! HAHAHAHA!!

    • Marx Louis Wang

      TANGA!!!! WHAT KIND OF ENGLISH IS THAT??? “I don’t really thing they can”

    • Marx Louis Wang

      TANGA!!! THERE ARE 900 MILLION OR MORE CHINESE SLAVES UNDER COMMUNIST RULE!!! TANGA KA TALAGA!!!!

  • FlameonMe

    I read the comments from the uninvited stranger making his snarky comments. He is not a real Chinaboy. he is just one of those PATHETIC China Clowns who is paid small change for every comment he makes that is pro-China. The Commies do that because NO ONE ELSE comes to defend them, and the average Chinese citizen is not allowed into the free press. So WHATEVER HUGO types here, try to IGNORE HIM as just being a crybaby for China.

    • Punyëtero»Ka

      Right now, he’s threatening as if that’ll make me afraid of his PRC! Join in the fun!

      • .Hugo.

        you are only making fun of yourself when you cannot show any facts to support your argument.

        and threat from prc? sorry, you don’t worth it.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Focks are what you want, “you don’t worth it” and you brag to graduate from the U.S.?. Hugo, King of Bullshit, Emperor of Conceit Motherfocker extraordinaire! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        well you just don’t worth it, such an insignificant individual.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You’re not worth your pay, U.S. graduate? Good grief, won’t even pass kinder! Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        yeah whatever, but you still don’t worth it.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Still can’t find your error, countefeit U.S. graduate? Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • .Hugo.

        yeah found it “countefeit”, haha

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        It’s “don’t” worth it, fake U.S. graduate! No wonder you consider idiocy as a joke! Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • Mel Manalo

        you are really making a lot of money today.. 50 cents ka chingg 50 cents ka chinnk 50 cents ka chinggk 50 cents ka chingkkk… you already have enough to buy that latest I-fake smartphony

    • .Hugo.

      actually i see no one is defending your theft and invalid claim in the south china sea instead.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Oh the USN is here only for R&R (that’s sarcasm, fake U.S. graduate)! Hugo, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire!

      • .Hugo.

        that’s for the defense of the philippines, not to support its theft, the stolen territory is not even included in the philippine constitution.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        It’s not yours whatever you say, Hugo, Fake U.S. graduate, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! HAHAHAHAHA!!

      • .Hugo.

        what’s not what?

        don’t know what you’re saying, when the topic is about china-asean trade progression, which the philippines is being left out while the other states are gaining with china.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Because you’re wearing blinders & an idiot! Hugo, Fake U.S. graduate, Emperor of Conceit, King of Bullshit, Motherfocker Extraordinaire! LOL!!

      • Mel Manalo

        we are already gaining even without you…. but eventually you will buy from us because you chinkeees are all greedy

      • Mel Manalo

        loook whos talking about theft… chaynaah cannot even show proof of its historical claim, where is the map? credible experts (of course they are not from chaynaah who are all fake experts) from around the world point out that chaynaah cannot even show documents that state that chaynese thieves were using the whole sea for their own.. it is only that chink general chang kai shittt that first tried to claim the whole sea. such thieves.. if you are so confident of your claims why dont you show up at the arbitration case?? no because you are scared of being embarassed that you cannot defend your claims. what you just say the whole sea is yours and the whole world is supposed to believe that, is chaynaah higher than the UN. Peeples Lepublic of Thieves



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