Instead, the visa will be stamped on a separate application form.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, “This action is being undertaken to avoid the Philippines being misconstrued as legitimizing the 9-dash line every time a Philippine visa is stamped on such Chinese e-passport.”
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Vietnam, who also has claims on the South China Sea, has also refused to stamp the Chinese passports. Taiwan, self-governing but is claimed by Beijing to be a part of China, also condemned the map.
The u-shaped 9-dash line is used by both China and Taiwan for their claim to a vast area of the South China Sea that includes the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands—that are also claim by different neighbouring countries. | ASCS - FNPH
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