Chinese warned over big anti-China protest in Manila

Chinese warned over big anti-China protest in Manila

Chinese warned over big anti-China protest in Manila

Posted 10 May 2012, 4:50 AEST

China has warned its citizens in Manila to stay off the streets during planned anti-Chinese protests in the Philippine capital on Friday.

Civil society and political groups with links to President Benigno Aquino's political allies plan to take to the streets to protest against China's continuing presence in the Scarborough shoal, a contested part of the South China Seaa.

China's embassy in Manila has posted an advisory on its website asking its citizens to stay indoors, avoid demonstrations and refrain from confrontations with locals, anticipating a "large-scale" anti-China protest on Friday.

The protest organisers plan similar actions against China's embassies and consulates in Europe, North America, Australia, and other Asian capitals.