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China is mute about the blacklisting and “expects” Chinese visitors after COVID.

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When questioned about whether Beijing had blacklisted the Philippines because of the activities of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), the Chinese Embassy in Manila declined to comment.

However, it stated that it anticipates “more Chinese visitors” to travel to the Philippines after the current global health issue is resolved.

To further clarify the “tourist blacklist” remarks, the statement said that tourism is a crucial part of the practical collaboration between China and the Philippines, which has contributed to furthering the two peoples’ long-standing relationship.

“Nearly 2 million Chinese nationals visited the Philippines in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic, making China the second-largest source of visitors. After the pandemic, we anticipate increasing Chinese tourism to this country. “It was an ad.

The Philippines had been banned due to POGO operations there, according to information that Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri had earlier cited during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian.

The Chinese government discussed the use of two blacklists—one for gamblers and the other for cross-border gambling tourist destinations—in 2020.

According to a Xinhua article, Chinese nationals traveling to the cities and tourist destinations on the list will face travel restrictions.

The embassy merely referred to their statement when asked whether Manila was included.

It was also mentioned that when Huang met with Zubiri, Sens. Win Gatchalian, and Robin Padilla, he restated China’s position on its adamant opposition to POGO.

“It is appreciated that pertinent Philippine law enforcement agencies were able to rescue some Chinese nationals and halt some POGO operations,” the statement read.

“Crimes caused by and linked to POGO affect the interests of the Philippines and China and the Philippines-China relationship. Therefore, it is commonly accepted that POGO should be eliminated from the source in order to effectively address the social issues in the country, as the social costs far outweigh its economic advantages over time “It was an ad.


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