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Alejano tags airing of Chinese shows in PTV as PH ‘surrender’ to China

MANILA, Philippines – Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano condemned on Thursday, June 14, the planned airing of Chinese shows in state-run People's Television Network (PTV).  “PTV airing of Chinese shows is a clear display of the Duterte administration’s surrender to China’s power,” said the opposition lawmaker in a statement. .....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 14th, 2018

Alejano wary of plan to air Chinese shows on PTV-4

The plan to air dubbed Chinese shows on government television is an indication that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has surrendered to China's power, an opposition lawmaker said on Thursday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Alejano: China s taking of Filipino catch shows mismatch between reality, gov t statements

The reported taking by the Chinese of the catch of Filipino fishermen on the Scarborough Shoal shows that there is a mismatch between the statements of the government and the realities on the ground, an opposition lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano

The installation of Chinese missiles in the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea only shows the continuous aggression of China that threatens the Philippines’ national security, Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano said Thursday. Source link link: Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

PTV to Air Free Chinese Series, Docus Soon

The country’s flagship government television network PTV-4 is set to air free Chinese shows in August 2018, the Chinese Embassy in Manila announced following the formal launch of the “China TV Theatre” in Makati on Wednesday. Li Lingxiao, Press Attache of the embassy, told the Philippine News Agency that specific dates are still under negotiation but […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Alejano: China& apos;s taking of Filipino catch shows mismatch between reality, gov& apos;t statements - Philippine Star

Alejano: China's taking of Filipino catch shows mismatch between reality, gov't statements - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

China factory activity rises to 8-month high in upbeat sign

A monthly survey shows Chinese factory activity has risen to an eight-month high, in a positive sign for the world's No. 2 economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

China chopper harasses PH rubber boat in Ayungin Shoal – lawmaker

MANILA, Philippines – Hovering "in a close and dangerous distance," a Chinese navy chopper harassed a Philippine Navy rubber boat in Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a lawmaker said. In a statement on Wednesday, May 30, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker

Philippine military forces were harassed anew by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano revealedon Wednesday. The opposition lawmaker mentioned the harassment at a Congressional briefing on the recent developments in the West Philippine Sea. "On May 11, during a reprovisioning mission for our troops in Ayungin, LS507 of the Philippine Navy was challenged and harassed by the Coast Guard and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China," he narrated. "When the Philippine Navy ship launched a rubber boat to resupply BRP Sierra Madre, a chopper of PLAN hovered in a close and dangerous distance. The PLAN chopper was so close that sea water splash ...Keep on reading: PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

China s navy, coast guard harassed Filipino troops on resupply mission on Ayungin — Alejano

An opposition lawmaker critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy on China and the dispute in the South China Sea said Wednesday that Filipino troops conducting resupply missions to personnel stationed on Ayungin Shoal were harassed by the Chinese navy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Areas in Palawan within range of Chinese missiles, Alejano says

A former Marine officer in the House of Representatives has filed a resolution calling on the appropriate panel to check the veracity of reports that China installed missiles and missile systems on three of its artificial outposts in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Trump’s China tariffs risk costing US jobs — new study shows

PRESIDENT Donald Trump says his trade actions may cause “a little pain” in the short term, and a new study shows US agricultural workers could be hurt the most. The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce US gross domestic product by $2.9 […] The post Trump’s China tariffs risk costing US jobs — new study shows appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Chinese marker on Fiery Cross a slap in the face of claimants, Alejano says

China’s construction of a monument marking its construction activities on an artificially-built island in the South China Sea is a slap in the face of the other claimants to the waters, a lawmaker who is critical of the administration's policy on the dispute, said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

iPhone disabled by Chinese toddler for next 47 years

A Chinese woman was surprised one day in January when her 2-year-old son managed to lock her iPhone for 47 years. The device had been left with the boy so he could watch educational shows online while the woman, identified only as Lu, went out for a while. When she got home, Lu discovered her iPhone had been disabled for 25 million minutes, or a total of 47 years, reports Chinese news site Kankanews.com via South China Morning Post. Lu's son had accidentally activated the iPhone's security system, which locked the device when the wrong passcode was entered. Each time the boy entered a wrong passcode, the length of time the iPhone remained disabled got longer. The confused mo...Keep on reading: iPhone disabled by Chinese toddler for next 47 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Duterte on Tan, SWS survey on love and career, PH-China meeting | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte  tells tycoon Lucio Tan he no longer bears any grudge against him.  A Social Weather Stations survey  shows more Filipinos or 59% will prioritize their career over having a love life.  Manila and Beijing  stay silent on the Chinese artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea following the two sides' second meeting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Alejano: DFA approved Chinese think tank request to study Philippine waters

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Friday claimed that the government has granted China's request to conduct marine scientific research in Philippine waters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise

  Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano has expressed concern over the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) approval of China's request to conduct a marine scientific research in Benham Rise.   In a statement late Thursday, Alejano revealed that he has received information that the DFA granted the request of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) for a marine scientific research (MSR) in Philippine waters.   "As a requirement, they will be joined by the University of the Philippines -- Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI). The project's area will cover Eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise is located, and Eastern Mindanao," he said.   ...Keep on reading: Alejano warns vs DFA’s approval of China exploration in Benham Rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Duterte cites vigorous momentum in Manila-Beijing relations

  Turning a new page in Chinese-Philippine relations, President Duterte welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Malacaang on Wednesday, the first official visit by a Chinese premier to the Philippines in 10 years.   Mr. Duterte held an extended bilateral meeting and hosted a state banquet for Li after China promised to fast-track negotiations for a code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea.   "Premier Li's visit is a momentous occasion for the Philippines, as it marks the first visit of a Chinese premier to Manila in 10 years. This shows the great strides that we have accomplished in the bilateral relations between our two countries since I assu...Keep on reading: Duterte cites vigorous momentum in Manila-Beijing relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Alejano questions halt on PH hut-building in South China Sea sandbars

        Why is Manila so quick to accede to Beijing's protest on the building of huts on a Philippine-controlled sandbar, while downplaying Chinese military actions in the South China Sea?   This was the question raised by opposition lawmaker, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, as he said the Chinese government "has no acceptable basis to react negatively" to construction work in Sandy Cay, near the Philippine-inhabited Pag-asa Island.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana first disclosed this new development in the maritime dispute on Wednesday. The Marines were supposed to build nipa huts, or thatched-roof shelters made of bamboo and pal...Keep on reading: Alejano questions halt on PH hut-building in South China Sea sandbars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Study shows Sub-Saharan Africa s dependency on China

PARIS, France – Sub-Saharan Africa nations are growing more dependent on China as an export market, putting them at greater risk to shifts in the Chinese economy, a study published Tuesday said. "There is no doubt about a strong dependence on China for countries that produce oil and minerals," said Ruben ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

China chases billionaire who threatens ‘explosive’ allegations against elite – The Guardian

A flamboyant Chinese billionaire known for his love of supercars and social media has claimed he is the victim of a political witch hunt after he threatened to lift the lid on “explosive information” about corruption at the top of Chinese politics. On Wednesday China’s foreign ministry confirmed that, at Beijing’s request, Interpol had issued a red notice for the arrest of Guo Wengui, a 50-year-old tycoon who had in recent months taken the highly unusual step of speaking out about alleged cases of corruption involving the relatives of senior leaders. Lu Kang, a foreign ministry spokesperson, described Guo as a “suspect” but offered no further details. But citing anonymous sources, the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based newspaper to which Beijing often hands politically sensitive scoops, claimed the billionaire was wanted for allegedly paying a 60m yuan (£6.8m) bribe to former spy chief Ma Jian, one of the most powerful victims of President Xi Jinping’s high-profile war on corruption. Guo rejected those claims on Wednesday, in an interview with the Chinese language service of Voice of America, claiming he was being targeted as part of a cover-up attempt. The billionaire, who has aired his as yet unproven allegations on his Twitter account and in a succession of recent interviews, accused Beijing of trying to silence him with “terror” tactics. “I’m greatly encouraged by the arrest notice. At least it will make people understand the true nature of my case,” he said. “If there was no such thing as corruption in China, the government wouldn’t become scared and frightened of me speaking the truth.” In a brief message to the Associated Press, Guo added: “It’s all lies, all threats. It shows they are scared of me leaking explosive information.” Willy Lam, a political expert from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said Guo’s decision to go public was an extraordinary move that was certain to put him on the wrong side of Xi Jinping. “It is the first time a [Chinese] billionaire, whether in or outside of China, has exposed this kind of dirty linen in public,” he said. Lam said Guo’s claims concerning the relatives of top Communist party figures had yet to be fully substantiated. Even so, they represented “a big public relations disaster for the Xi Jinping administration and for the Communist party in general” since they suggested Xi’s anti-corruption crusade had failed to halt what the president himself has described as the party’s moral slide. The scandal would reinforce the impression that, for all Xi’s efforts, the families of top leaders were still able “to make a killing” from their political connections, Lam added. “It is not a pretty picture.” Born and raised in Shandong province, Guo made a fortune as a real estate developer in Beijing, where he was behind one of the capital’s most unusual skyscrapers – the dragon-shaped Pangu Plaza near the Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium. He was recently photographed at Mark’s Club, an exclusive club in Mayfair, London, that bills itself as a refuge for the “global A-list” and whose members include former British prime minister David Cameron. Guo reportedly left China in 2015. According to the New York Times, which has reported extensively on his case, he now lives in the United States where he frequents Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and resides in a $67.5m penthouse with views over Central Park. It was reportedly from this apartment that Guo spoke to the US-funded Voice of America on Wednesday, making fresh corruption allegations involving a relative of a senior Chinese politician. The New York Times reported that the Chinese government had attempted to stop the interview, summoning Voice of America’s Beijing correspondent and warning him against interfering in China’s “internal affairs”. Lam said that by going public Guo might be hoping to shield himself from a similar fate to fellow billionaire Xiao Jianhua who was snatched from Hong Kong’s Four Seasons hotel in January and apparently spirited into custody in mainland China. He was, however, playing a dangerous game. “His fate now depends on the US government,” Lam said.( Guo reportedly left China in 2015. According to the New York Times, which has reported extensively on his case, he now lives in the United States where he frequents Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and resides in a $67.5m penthouse with views over Central Park. It was reportedly from this apartment that Guo spoke to the US-funded Voice of America on Wednesday, making fresh corruption allegations involving a relative of a senior Chinese politician. The New York Times reported that the Chinese government had attempted to stop the interview, summoning Voice of America’s Beijing correspondent and warning him against interfering in China’s “internal affairs”. Lam said that by going public Guo might be hoping to shield himself from a similar fate to fellow billionaire Xiao Jianhua who was snatched from Hong Kong’s Four Seasons hotel in January and apparently spirited into custody in mainland China. He was, however, playing a dangerous game. “His fate now depends on the US government,” Lam said. Guo reportedly left China in 2015. According to the New York Times, which has reported extensively on his case, he now lives in the United States where he frequents Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and resides in a $67.5m penthouse with views over Central Park. It was reportedly from this apartment that Guo spoke to the US-funded Voice of America on Wednesday, [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017