Four people seemingly selling Chinese flags at the Luneta Park in Manila. Photo: Facebook

Row over China flags sold in Philippine park: Chinese embassy in Manila speaks out

  • Images claiming to show four people selling the flags at Manila’s Luneta Park days before the Philippines’ Independence Day have sparked fury online
  • Under Philippine law, it is illegal for foreign flags to be displayed in public or used in commercials
Topic |   The Philippines

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Four people seemingly selling Chinese flags at the Luneta Park in Manila. Photo: Facebook
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Manila’s Chinatown in Binondo district. Photo: Phila Siu

Why are Chinese workers so unpopular in Southeast Asia?

  • For decades Chinese migrants have sought refuge from upheavals at home by building new lives and businesses across Southeast Asia
  • But as a new breed of overseas worker from an ascendant China ruffles feathers, a fresh backlash threatens to derail their immigrant dreams
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Manila’s Chinatown in Binondo district. Photo: Phila Siu
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