By Zhao Wei, Sina English
Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy in Philippines issued a safety alert to Chinese enterprises, institutions and personnel in Philippines on May 7, 2012. The notice said "a massive anti-China demonstration" is about to happen as tensions between the two countries escalate following disputes over Huangyan Island in the South China Sea. The embassy called all the Chinese enterprises, institutions and personnel in Philippines to be on alert, enhance safety awareness, and avoid going out often and alone. It also urged Chinese personnel to stay away from protesters, keep a low profile, and abide by local laws.
“In case of any emergencies, Chinese personnel should handle in appropriate way, and report to the embassy as soon as possible,” said the notice.
It is reported that Loida Nicolas Lewis, head of a Filipino organization in New York, has called on Filipinos both at home and overseas to rally in front of China’s embassies and consulates on May 11 to protest against China over the ongoing island disputes.