Chinese envoy’s presence in Kawit distressing to Hontiveros

  Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros finds "so insensitive" the sight of China's ambassador standing next to President Rodrigo Duterte as the latter waved the Philippine flag during Tuesday's Independence Day rites at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.   Speaking at a media forum, Hontiveros expressed discomfort over Ambassador Zhao Jianhua's high-profile appearance in the activity.   "I don't know why the Chinese ambassador had to stand beside the President while he raised the flag, and why he spoke to our defense secretary --- it was so insensitive of them in these times," she said in Filipino.   Zhao spoke with the President about the comp...Keep on reading: Chinese envoy’s presence in Kawit distressing to Hontiveros.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

‘That’s not insensitive,’ Palace says amid Risa’s criticism of Chinese envoy There was nothing wrong with the conduct of Chinese Ambassador who was seen talking to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Philippine Independence Day celebration in Kawit, Cavite on Tuesday, Malacaang said on Wednesday.   "That's not insensitive. Si Presidente ang lumapit(The President approached him). Nakita ko 'yun(I saw that)," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.   Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday described the conduct of Zhao during the event in Kawit, Cavite as inappropriate and "so insensitive."   "Hindi ko alam kung bakit nakatayo pa ang Chinese ambassador sa tabi ng ating Presidente habang itinataas ang w...Keep on reading: ‘That’s not insensitive,’ Palace says amid Risa’s criticism of Chinese envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Chinese weather stations in Spratlys ‘not claims of ownership’ – Locsin

    SINGAPORE - China's weather stations in the Spratly Islands are "not claims of ownership, the country's top envoy saidThursday after concerns were raised that these installations could beef up Beijing's military capability in the disputed sea.   "I don't think they're claims of ownership, they're claims of sovereignty, they're weather stations," Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said in a press briefing here at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit.   Locsin said the issue on the presence of weather stations in the disputed sea was not discussed during the Asean-China Summit where Chinese Premier Le...Keep on reading: Chinese weather stations in Spratlys ‘not claims of ownership’ – Locsin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

 Minority senators seek probe of Chinese military planes’ ‘technical stops’ in Davao

The Senate minority bloc has called for an inquiry intothesuccessive "technical stops" of Chinese military aircraft at the Davao City International Airport to establish whether the incidents have violated the constitutionalprohibition ofthe presence offoreign troopsin the country. Theminority group, composed of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Leila de Lima,BamAquino, Risa Hontiveros, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, and Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV, filed their resolutionon Monday. "The successive occurrence of Chinese military planes making technical stops in Davao City raises the question of whether the Constitution's proscription against the presence of foreign troops...Keep on reading:  Minority senators seek probe of Chinese military planes’ ‘technical stops’ in Davao.....»»

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China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy

KAWIT, Cavite --- Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua dismissed on Tuesday as "nonsense" talk spreading about China invading the Philippines that spread when a Chinese military plane landed in Davao City. "I'm really puzzled and even surprised that some of the people here [are] taking the landing of Chinese military jets as a kind of military threat to the Philippines," Zhao told reporters. He also said some people said the landing of the Chinese plane in Davao City indicated that this might be the "beginning of our invasion." "Please allow me to be blunt, it's nonsense. We have never thought of going to war with our good neighbor, our good friend that is the Philippines," he said. ...Keep on reading: China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

DND expected to look into increased presence of Chinese vessels in WPS — Palace

Panelo said allegations that fishing vessels loitering in Philippine waters were manned by Chinese soldiers were still “speculation.” DND expected to look into increased presence of Chinese vessels in WPS — Palace Source link: DND expected to look into increased presence of Chinese vessels in WPS — Palace.....»»

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China robbing food from Filipinos in West Philippine Sea Alejano |

China robbing food from Filipinos in West Philippine Sea Alejano Philippine Star The increasing presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea show how Beijing robs food from the Fil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of white supremacy in Huawei case

OTTAWA, Canada – A Chinese envoy on Wednesday, January 9, accused Canada and its allies of "Western egotism and white supremacy" for demanding the immediate release of two Canadians held for alleged spying. In a letter published by The Hill Times newspaper, China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye also criticized the ........»»

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China summons Canadian envoy

BEIJING — Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng urgently summoned Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum on Saturday to make solemn representations and strong protests against the detention of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. by the Canadian authorities, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Le said it is a severe violation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Judge Stanislaw Pawlak on PH case vs China

Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 27 MANILA, Philippines – The West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) became the talk of the town again after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Philippines and a memorandum on oil and gas development was signed in Xi's presence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

From princeling to president: Who is Chinese President Xi Jinping?

MANILA, Philippines – With improved ties between the Philippines and Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been a recurring figure in national affairs. It seems Xi’s presence will continue to be felt over the next coming years, as he was reelected to a new term last March. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Cadag spectacular once again as Philippine women s national football team improves to 3-0 in Olympic Qualifiers

Striker Shelah Cadag was on point once again as she scored another hat trick to help the Philippine Women's Football National Team defeat Mongolia, 5-1, Sunday evening to improve to 3-0 in the 2020 Women's Olympic Qualifier Tournament held in Hisor, Tajikistan.  Cadag struck twice early in the first half, converting in the eighth and fifteenth minutes to help send the Malditas to the halftime break with a 2-1 lead.  It was all Philippines in the second half, as Cam Rodriguez made her presence felt with a 60th minute conversion, while two-time UAAP MVP Kyla Inquig got on the board as well, making it a 5-1 advantage for the Filipina side in the 81st minute.  Cadag added the finishing touch in the 85th minute to complete the hat trick, her second of the tournament, and secure the 6-1 victory.  The Philippines currently has nine points on three wins, tied with group-leading Chinese Taipei, who are ahead on goal difference.  The Philippines and Chinese Taipei close out the Group Stage on November 13th in a battle for the top spot in Group A and automatic qualification into the second round of the tournament.  They will need a win to secure the top spot, while Chinese Taipei needs only a draw. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Fishing in West Philippine Sea improbable with Chinese occupation — fishers group

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' suggestion for local fishermen to catch fish in the West Philippine Sea would be "highly improbable" with the presence of the Chinese, a militant fisherfolk group said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Duterte: Thorough probe first before blaming Chinese for drugs in PH

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, October 14, said the Chinese should not be immediately blamed for the presence of illegal drugs in the Philippines.  "There has to be a thorough investigation before we start to blame mostly Chinese," he said during a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Nationwide round-up

Chinese envoy ‘concerned’ over US naval exercises with Xi’s Manila visit MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the People’s Republic of China “has expressed concern” about the scheduled naval exercise that the United States will be conducting in the South China Sea during President Xi Jingping’s visit to Manila this November. In a press briefing at the […] The post Nationwide round-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Duterte did not link Chinese envoy, trader to illegal drugs& rsquo;

Duterte did not link Chinese envoy, trader to illegal drugs& rsquo;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Outsmarting the Chinese

One character trait quickly betrays them: they are loud talkers. Loud talking, however, is the least of our concerns about the noticeable presence of noisy Mainland Chinese in our midst. The larger concern, the larger provocation is why the overwhelming presence of so many Mainland Chinese in the country in so short a time since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Duterte did not link Chinese envoy to drug pusher, Palace clarifies

Malacañang on Friday clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte did not link Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to a wealthy Chinese businessman supposedly involved in illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Senator flags increasing presence of Chinese workers

SENATE MINORITY Leader Franklin M. Drilon flagged the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) over the growing number of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines in a budget hearing for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday. The post Senator flags increasing presence of Chinese workers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Mindanao to benefit from OLBARMM, federalism – Chinese envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – People’s Republic of China Consul General in Davao City Li Lin said Mindanao is facing a rare opportunity for growth with the signing of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) and the proposed federal form of government being pushed by the Duterte […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018