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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

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

WASHINGTON --- Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon has released a new report that lays out US concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan. Speaking to reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said Tuesday that the key concern is that as China upgrades its military equipment and technology and reforms how it trains and develops troops, it becomes more confident in its ability to wage a regional conflict. And Beijing's leaders have made it clear that reasserting sovereignty over Taiwan is a top priority. The official added, however, that although China could easily fire missiles at Taiwan, it ...Keep on reading: US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

UP, DLSU break into Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

MANILA, Philippines --- Two universities in the Philippines were included in the list of Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 released by the Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday. The University of the Philippines landed in the 87th place whileDe La Salle University was among the schools in the 251-300 bracket. THE said China remains the "most-represented nation" in the list with the nation's Tsinghua University taking the top spot and Peking University ranking second. THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 includes institutions in countries classified as advanced emerging, secondary emerging or frontier. The rankings use 13 performance indicators such as...Keep on reading: UP, DLSU break into Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Lorenzana: Chinese bases changed equation in Philippine military security

Beijing's military facilities in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea, changed the equation in the country's military security, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Canada asks China clemency for convicted drug trafficker

MONTREAL, Canada – Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday, January 15, to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking , after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month. Ottawa has warned its citizens about the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of laws in China following a court's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

There’s still hope

DUBAI---Go for the win and hope for the best. With three spots in the knockout stage still up for grabs, the Philippines looks to seize its opportunity to make history as it battles a familiar foe in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night in their final group match in the AFC Asian Cup at Rashid Stadium here. With both squads winless after two matches, expect a fiery showdown between the two tournament newcomers with maximum points giving either team a possible ticket to the next round. South Korea and China have already locked up the two spots in the Azkals' group, while Bahrain sealed one of the four spots for the best third placers after stunning India, 1-0, with a late goal Tuesday n...Keep on reading: There’s still hope.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

New chapter in Sino-Finland ties

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his visiting Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto agreed to work together to write a new chapter in bilateral ties during their talks on Monday. Xi encouraged both countries to expand cooperation in new areas driven by innovation Hailing that China and Finland have been committed to forging a future-oriented […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

China unveils next lunar missions

BEIJING — China will launch the Chang’e-5 probe by the end of this year to bring moon samples back to Earth, a senior official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Monday. The Chang’e-4 mission realized the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, and its success has inaugurated the fourth phase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

BEIJING, China – Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei stepped out of the shadows Tuesday, January 15, to give a rare media interview, forcefully denying accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. The company he founded more than 20 years ago has been under fire in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling – CNN

BEIJING(CNN) – A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Canada issues China travel alert as tensions escalate – Al Jazeera

OTTAWA WARNS of risk of arbitrary detention after Robert Schellenberg given death penalty in sudden drug case retrial. Canada has […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT — Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry. U.S. trade officials are negotiating a new deal with China in hopes of avoiding new tariffs, while a new regional trade agreement with […] The post Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift

The United States emerged as the most trusted country among Filipinos for the past two years despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy shift towards China and tirades against longtime defense ally. Pulse Asia’s study revealed that 84 percent of Filipinos trust the country’s ally, an increase from the previous 79 percent received by the United States on […] The post Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

BEIJING, China – A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa intensified on Tuesday, January 15, as Canada warned its citizens of the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of laws in China after a Canadian drug suspect was sentenced to death . The Canadian government updated its travel advice hours after a court in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Pulse survey: Filipinos trust US the most, China the least World

Pulse survey: Filipinos trust US the most, China the least BusinessWorld Online By Camille A. Aguinaldo, Reporter. MAJORITY OF Filipinos still trust the United States the most, according to a Pulse A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Six of 10 Filipinos distrust China; US enjoys 84% support-survey | Inquirer News

Six of 10 Filipinos distrust China; US enjoys 84% support-survey INQUIRER.net Six of 10 Filipinos are distrustful of China, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with the Philippines in the Sou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

SHANGHAI, China -- Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years. She modelingdebut just two years ago and is already in demand, working for leading fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana. Ma is one of a growing number of older models sought after by Chinese and international labels trying to court the country's growing faction of "silver spenders." She seems to embody this target market of older Chinese who are spending more on themselves. "I never go out without dressing up and getting made up. I never let myself look like an old granny," Ma told A...Keep on reading: Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Australian PM embarks on landmark Pacific trip

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison embarks on a landmark trip to the Pacific on Wednesday, hoping to mend fences and reassert Australian influence as China makes its presence felt…READ The post Australian PM embarks on landmark Pacific trip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

US most trusted Philippines ally - Pulse Asia | Philstar.com

US most trusted Philippines ally - Pulse Asia Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Trump congratulates Clemson for its perfect season with fast food

By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to college football champion Clemson for winning the national championship at a White House ceremony Monday evening. Trump said he even paid for their meal of "American fast food" because of the partial government shutdown. He did not disclose the tab. "We went off and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza," Trump said after returning to the White House from a trip to New Orleans. "I think they'd like it better than anything we could give." "We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we're going to have a little fun," said the president, a fast food-lover himself. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said much of the staff that works in the White House residence has been furloughed due to the shutdown, "so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods." An impressive — and highly unusual for the White House — smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room. Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's and boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House paper cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries. He was serious. pic.twitter.com/fD3oPmZ0kg— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Better pics of the feast 🕯🍔 🍟 pic.twitter.com/mKiFZ7xUjz— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Pizzas, some topped with olives and tomatoes, also were on the menu. Silver bowls held the condiments and stacks of white china plates sat nearby. The Clemson team's visit is its second since Trump took office. The Tigers last visited in June 2017 after their championship run the previous season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has nominated this season's undefeated Tigers as the best college team ever. Trump calls them a "great team, an unbelievable team." Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during his two years in office. College football has managed to avoid such political controversies, with last year's champion Alabama also visiting the White House......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019