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No matter what the ruling is, we'll be behind you China

  • Author:Helen
  • Release on :2016-07-18

After an international tribunal on territorial disputes ruled against China and in favour of the Philippines, Chinese citizens used social media to call for a boycott of the Philippine fruit, as well as to make their feelings known through other memes and pictures.

Slogans like "If you want to eat mango, buy Thailand's" and "Starve the Filipinos to death" have been widely circulated on microblogging site Weibo.

"I will eat Guangxi dried mango, drink Yunnan coffee and eat durian from Hainan. Anyway the point is, I'm making sure my money stays in China," another comment said.

"Our online shop will not sell Cebu mango from the Philippines and will not sell any snacks imported from the country anymore", a Shanghai-based vendor on Taobao told state media outlet Global Times.

'Won't accept, won't participate, won't recognize.'

 

"No matter what the ruling is, we'll be behind you China," reads one comment.

China has always said its intentions in the South China Sea are peaceful, and has accused other countries, including the Philippines, of risking conflict by resisting what Beijing sees as its rightful claims.

China has said it will ignore the tribunal ruling.