Proper way for China | Inquirer Opinion

Proper way for China

12:06 AM June 27, 2016

IF I were China, I will value my history as well as the history of my neighbors. I know that these neighbors sit beside me because we are connected. We may have different norms, morals, cultures, religions, languages and food, but we can’t deny that we live in one sphere, Asia, and that our peoples respect one another, even love one another, such that we have intermarried.

Since I am a big and powerful country, I will take care not only of my own territory but also of the interests of my neighbors because we cannot deny the fact that we coexist, do commerce and have standing diplomatic relations with each other. True, I would like to expand my territorial boundaries, but I will do so in a diplomatic way, exhausting all means and never to use force, for it will backfire on me.


My history has undergone bloodshed and changes, but I have emerged from these ruins and am now considered a superpower. But I will not be arrogant and push my neighbors to accept what I want. I will be fair and just to them and will never in any way, severe my ties with them for it will be a waste of goodwill and sow confusion, and is simply wrong.

I will hear their complaints, sit with them to settle issues, one of which is the issue of territorial boundaries.


—SAMUEL TENORIO, [email protected]

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