China sinupalpal si Del Rosario: ”It is entirely within China's sovereignty to allow or deny one's entry.”

After former Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario was denied entry to the special administrative territory of China and sent back to Manila, China’s spokesperson said denying foreigners entry into its territory was a national prerogative.
China’s spokesperson Lu Kang / Photo from Philippine Star

In a press briefing, spokesperson Lu Kang said, ”It is entirely within China's sovereignty to allow or deny one's entry.”

"Like all other countries, China's central government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government deal with foreigners' entry and exit in accordance with the law," Lu added.

Holding a diplomatic passport, Del Rosario, who frequently travels to Hong Kong for business, was held for six hours on Friday and was sent back to Manila on the same day.

On Friday, June 21, Del Rosario was barred from entering Hong Kong.

Del Rosario said it was a "clear harassment" and a violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

But China maintained a diplomatic passport did not automatically grant a person entry to any country or territory.

"(We) advised him to carefully read the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to see if he can find a specific clause that allows a foreigner to enter other countries at will as long as he holds a diplomatic passport," Lu Kang explained.


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Source: ABS-CBN
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