Manila ChinaTown in Binondo has the THE LARGEST CHINATOWN ARCH IN THE WORLD.
BINONDO, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Apparently not content with its claim over the disputed territory in the South China Sea, the Chinese government today announced it was laying claim over the oldest Chinatown in the world — in Manila!
Manila’s Chinatown, located in and around the Binondo district, was established in the late 1500s. It was built by the Spaniards as a settlement for Catholic Chinese, and was positioned across the Pasig River so that the colonial rulers could keep a close eye on their migrant subjects. To this day, it continues to be a center of commerce and trade in Manila where all types of businesses are run by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
Almost a quarter of the Philippines’ 100 Million population are of Chinese descent, and China is demanding loyalty from them.
The administration of Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino immediately protested the Chinese…
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