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China’s lebenstraum

ADOLF HITLER brought into the world’s consciousness the term Lebensraum or “living space”, a concept which comprises policies and practices of settler colonialism. This concept proliferated in Germany from the 1890s to the 1940s but it took a Hitler to implement it. His armed forces rampaged through western and eastern Europe while its ally, Japan, […] The post China’s lebenstraum appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a “hard deadline” after a week of seeming confusion among President Donald Trump and his advisers. Global markets are jittery about a collision […] The post U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China appeared first on UNTV News and Rescue......»»

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Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations

BALANGIGA, Easter Samar --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday credited both the Philippines and the United States for the return of the Balangiga bells to their rightful home in Eastern Samar, and said the historic event meant renewed and more vibrant ties between the two allies.   The sleepy town of Balangiga erupted in joy as the President later kissed one of the iconic bells and rung it seven times.   The President has had a testy relationship with the United States, often lashing out at the Philippines' longest defense ally for its criticism of his war on drugs and human rights record while cozying up to China.   After taking office in July 20...Keep on reading: Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

  BEIJING --- While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use of technology from the biggest global supplier of network switching gear. This week, Japan's cybersecurity agency said Huawei and other vendors deemed risky will be off-limits for government purchases. None has released evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei, which denies it is a risk and has operated a labo...Keep on reading: Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

Bishop from China s underground Catholic church steps down – state media

BEIJING, China – A bishop from China's underground Catholic church will step down at the request of the Vatican to make way for a candidate recognized by Beijing, state-run media reported, amid a thaw in relations. There are an estimated 12 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 35 min. ago

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

China to suspend tariffs on US goods

BEIJING: China pressed on with its trade war truce with the United States on Friday, announcing it will suspend extra tariffs added to US-made cars and auto parts for three…READ The post China to suspend tariffs on US goods appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

China firm to invest $4.4 billion in Mindanao steel plant

One of the world’s largest steel makers from China, HBIS Group Co. Ltd. is set to invest $4.4 billion to build an integrated steel complex in Mindanao......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

China firms up $4.4-B iron, steel project as biggest investment in Philippines

The Philippine government signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese companies for the joint implementation of the “Philippine Iron and Steel Project” in Misamis Oriental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Peso plunges to one-month low on BSP decision

THE PESO slipped to a one-month low on Friday, reacting to the central bank’s decision to keep rates steady and as the dollar picked up across the board in reaction to events in China and Europe......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines’ construction industry

Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country’s construction industry, a Fitch Group unit said, as President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China in a bid to secure billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

MANILA, Philippines – Chip giant Qualcomm hopes to extend the range of iPhones banned in China, the Financial Times  reported Thursday, December 13. On Monday, December 10, Qualcomm announced a Chinese court, the Intermediate People's Court in Fuzhou, had granted the company's request for two preliminary injunctions against 4 Apple subsidiaries, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

What in the world happened in Miss World 2018?

SANYA, China – Philippine beauty queens are fortunate to have the support of the entire country – their victory or defeat can either bring national celebration or commiseration. And when it comes to the Miss World beauty pageant, there have been few celebrations but mostly, commiserations. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

World Bank projects growth in remittances to PH slowing to 2.8%

The Philippines is expected to remain among the biggest destinations of remittance flows this year even as the World Bank projected slower growth due to the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Middle East.   In its December 2018 Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook report, the Washington-based multilateral lender said the top remittance-receiving countries would be India ($79.5 billion), China ($67.4 billion), the Philippines and Mexico (both $33.7 billion), Egypt ($25.7 billion), and Nigeria ($25.1 billion).   Also among the 10 countries seen receiving the largest remittance flows in 2018 were Pakistan ($20.9 billion), Uk...Keep on reading: World Bank projects growth in remittances to PH slowing to 2.8%.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Philippines prods China on terms for joint exploration

The Department of Energy (DOE) has reached out to its Chinese counterpart to start laying down the framework for possible joint oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters, its top official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

At least 251 journalists jailed globally – CPJ

  MANILA, Philippines – At least 251 journalists are behind bars for doing their work, according to a Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) report released Thursday, December 13. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists this year than in 2017, while Turkey remained the world's worst jailer for the third year in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn t change a thing

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez took to Instagram on Wednesday, December 12 to share her sentiments after failing  to make it to the Top 30 of the competition in Sanya, China. Katarina was considered one of the top favorites to make it to the competition. Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon eventually won the title . (READ: Katarina Rodriguez's Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senators sound the alarm over a China-funded surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government or DILG, citing its potential ‘security threat’ to the country. Opposition congressman Edcel Lagman believes Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno could not have ‘inserted’ P75 billion into the proposed 2019 budget without the consent of President Rodrigo Duterte. A new study details how extremist groups in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Cusi seeks China talks over oil, gas exploration

Cusi seeks China talks over oil, gas exploration.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Factory worker survives being impaled by 10 steel spikes

A 49-year-old porcelain factory worker in Hunan, China miraculously survived being impaled by ten sharp steel spikes following an accident in the workplace. The victim, identified only with his surname, Zhou, is in stable condition, as reported by People's Daily via Daily Mailon Tuesday, Dec. 11. He will still need rehabilitation treatment after his release from the hospital. The accident took place on Dec. 4 while the factory worker was working the night shift. A robotic arm fell, causing Zhou to be spiked with ten steel bars which measured 30 centimeters in length and 1.5 centimeters in diameter. Four of the nails pierced his right arm, another four struck his right forear...Keep on reading: Factory worker survives being impaled by 10 steel spikes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Another Canadian detained in China

TORONTO — A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada’s Global Affairs department on Wednesday said Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018