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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

https://youtu.be/fdVBeMOtYFA 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

 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.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

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

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

North Korea efforts to stage ‘grand celebration’ undaunted

SEOUL --- With Chinese leader Xi Jinping skipping North Korea's 70th anniversary celebrations, attention is now on what to expect at the reclusive country's major national event. According to Chinese and North Korean state-run media, Li Zhanshu, a member of China's seven-person Communist Party leadership, will travel to Pyongyang as Xi's envoy Saturday, a day before North Korea commemorates the 70th anniversary of the state's founding on Sunday. Xi had been expected to attend the celebrations, in what would have been his first visit to the neighboring country. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had pledged a "grand celebration" of the anniversary in his New Year's speech. Altho...Keep on reading: North Korea efforts to stage ‘grand celebration’ undaunted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Nauru demands China apology over ‘crazy’ envoy

YAREN, Nauru: Nauru’s president has demanded China apologize for a top diplomat’s “crazy” behavior at the Pacific Islands Forum and lashed out at Beijing’s “arrogant” presence in the region. “They’re not our friends. They just need us for their own purposes,” President Baron Waqa told reporters. “Sorry, but I have to be strong on this [...] The post Nauru demands China apology over ‘crazy’ envoy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

AFP denies presence of Chinese ships in Hasa-Hasa Shoal

AFP denies presence of Chinese ships in Hasa-Hasa Shoal.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Chinese envoy downplays dispute between PH, China

THE Chinese Government on Friday night vowed to ensure that the small percentage of dispute between the Philippines and China will not affect the growth of the two countries’ overall relationship and cooperation. This was contained in the speech of China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the reception….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

JONES CUP: Matty Ice wins it for Ateneo against Chinese Taipei

Because of a questionable call, Ateneo de Manila University found itself trailing by two to Chinese Taipei with 3.1 ticks to go in their matchup in the 2018 William Jones Cup. And so, for their final play, the Blue Eagles left no doubt as Matt Nieto coolly converted the game-winning triple that took down the host country, 77-76, on Saturday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan. Nieto ended with 13 points, none bigger than the triple with a defender draped all over him in the dying moments. This, coming from the other end where Thirdy Ravena appeared to have tipped the ball loose from Ying Chung-Chen, but was instead called for a foul. Chen made good on his two free throws, putting Chinese Taipei Blue up, 76-74, with 3.1 seconds remaining. Head coach Tab Baldwin had the perfect play, however, as the ball was inbounded to Ravena who then found Nieto for the big-time trey that silenced the home crowd and bolstered the young UAAP champions’ bid for a podium finish in the regional tournament. William Navarro impressed for the second straight game with 11 points and six rebounds while Angelo Kouame and Tyler Tio also chipped in eight markers each. Ravena turned in his worst scoring output in the tournament with just seven points, but made his presence felt elsewhere with five rebounds and four assists. Still, the hero is Nieto who let the Philippines stayed alive for a podium finish. Ateneo, 5-2, tries to claim its place there up against Iran B on Sunday. BOX SCORES ATENEO PILIPINAS 77 - Nieto Ma. 13, Navarro 11, Tio 8, Kouame 8, Ravena 7, Mamuyac 7, Wong 6, Verano 6,  Nieto Mi. 4, Go 4, Maagdenberg 3, Mendoza 0. CHINESE TAIPEI BLUE 76 - Liu 24, Chen Y 17, Chou Y 12, Hu 9, Chou P 6, Chen G 6, Douglas 2, Peng 0, Chang 0, Lin 0, Zhen 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-18, 36-35, 57-56, 77-76. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

‘PH, Province of China’ Banners ‘Bad’ for PH-China Ties: Envoy

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday described the ‘Welcome to the Philippines, province of China’ banners as a threat to the improving China-Philippines relations. “It is bad for bilateral relationship and it is also bad for the Filipino people,” Zhao said in a media interview during the groundbreaking ceremony for two China-aid […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

PH a province of China? Not now, not ever, envoy says

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua slammed the banners branding the Philippines as a "province of China," as he called these a "vicious attack" on the "independent foreign policy" pursued by President Rodrigo Duterte.   "It has never been any part ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Chinese envoy: Philippines not our province, not now, not ever

The Philippines has never been and would never be a province of China, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines said, as President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that Beijing did not ask Manila to cede even "one square" of its territory in exchange for its help......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Palace: Only Sinophobes will find docking of China ship objectionable

There was nothing wrong with the docking of a Chinese research vessel in Davao City, the fourth vessel to visit the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power, Malacaang saidTuesday.   "All ships from countries with whom the Philippines maintains friendly ties, may dock at our ports. Chinese survey ships, just like US warships, may dock at our ports," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.   Philippine Navy spokesperson Cdr. Jonathan Zata saidYuan Wang 3arrived in Davao City at8:14 p.m.for replenishment purposes.   Zata said there was "nothing unusual" about the presence of the Chinese ship in Davao City.   "Only those afflic...Keep on reading: Palace: Only Sinophobes will find docking of China ship objectionable.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018