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Philippine President Aquino compares China to Nazi Germany

Philippines faces demands to surrender territory

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On February 4, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, speaking in an exclusive interview in Malacañang presidential palace with New York TimesHong Kong bureau chief, Keith Bradsher, compared China and its role in Southeast Asia to that of Nazi Germany in the lead up to the Second World War.

Aquino likened the disputed portions of the South China Sea to the Sudetenland, annexed by Hitler in the lead up to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. He stated that “the Philippines faces demands to surrender territory piecemeal to a much stronger foreign power and needs more robust foreign support for the rule of international law if it is to resist.”

The Philippine president amplified his call for international backing by drawing a comparison to the West’s failure to intervene to support Czechoslovakia against Germany’s demands for the Sudetenland in 1938. “At what point do you say, ‘Enough is enough?’ Well the world has to say it. Remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War II,” Aquino declared. more... 

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