Philippines And Chinese Relationship Essay

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Relations between the Philippines and Chinese were slow but long and tiresome Filipinos viewed the Spaniards regarding of being against Chinese since it generally open to racial and cultural relation. The conservative Chinese—families wanted to continue and restore their tradition, as being the “pure Chinese”. However, they speaks only Chinese language and seeks to preserve their Chinese heritage in the Philippines. Chinese in the Philippines, in the meantime, struggle both worlds because they were to require learn languages like the Mandarin in their elementary and high school days. Chinese Filipinos have to learn even Filipino and English for their other subjects. A large number of Chinese speaks Hokkien at home, however due to cultural mixture,…show more content…
After the coming of the Spaniards, to urther strengthen their power in the Philippines, the Chinese merchants made mutually beneficial alliances. During the ‘comprador system’ of the Spanish colony, the Chinese became more prevalent after the second Opium War, opened more Chinese ports to foreign trade. Chinese were allow to monopoly trade between the China and the Philippines, a key leg in the fabulously known as ‘galleon trade’ between Europe and Manila via Acapulco in Mexico, this lea for the Chinese to dominate Philippine domestic business. Philippines have been known in northern part of Luzon as a good source o investments and tourist from the PRC. With its closeness ties to the PRC, the mineral resources, agricultural potential gambling facilities and beautiful beaches from northern Luzon could be a magnet for the PRC wealth. When the Philippines decide to made open diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, one of the question that been raised was what to be done about the Chinese in the Philippines had to be taken in to account. They constitute an important element of the Populations. A noted Sinologist, Charles McCarth, S.J., who has made studies on the Chinese in the Philippines, defined someone who measures the immigrant percentage of the Chinese who is sufficient to ratified and influence by the Chinese culture can use a Chinese language, and observes Chinese customs enough to rightly call himself, and to be regarding Chinese neighbours. An immigrant Chinese in the Philippines ia a national owing legacy of politics to the recognition of Chinese government. If a Chinese has a passport, he does not enjoy Philippine citizenship. Chinese estimates of the number of ethnic Chinese is around 450,000 to 800,000 constituting at most 1.3% of the Philippine
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