Philippine’s foreign ministry officials said Chinese First Secretary Li Yongsheng raised his voice at a Filipino officer last month. The incident happened during a dialogue about the Chinese regime infringing on Philippine-claimed waters surrounding the Spratly Islands.
According to the Associated Press, the Philippine’s Asian and Pacific Affairs office issued the ban in a memorandum.
The memo stated Li displayed, (quote) “conduct unbecoming of a diplomat.”
But on Wednesday the Chinese Embassy in Manila ignored the ban.
The two countries are seeking a peaceful way to resolve the long-standing sea disputes that have flared up recently.
The Philippines foreign affairs secretary is expected to raise the issue during his two-day visit to China.