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Chinese tycoon flips 007 casino for all-in bet on South Korean island

SOMETIMES, all you need is a private jet. Soon after property tycoon Yang Zhihui bet his fortune on luring Chinese gamblers and investors to a giant casino resort project in South Korea, his ambitions were threatened by an economic war that flared up between the two nations. Yang not only weathered the political spat over […] The post Chinese tycoon flips 007 casino for all-in bet on South Korean island appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers

        Busan, South Korea---The dismay over the temporary closure of Boracay Island later this month has spread far beyond its idyllic shores.   In South Korea, which until recently was the top source of Boracay's foreign visitors, there was a wave of disappointment for fans such as Brian Son, who works at a hotel and casino resort in Busan City.   Son and his wife spent their honeymoon in Boracay three years ago, a visit he hopes to repeat.   "It was big news here," he told the Inquirer. "It's sad for us."   President Rodrigo Duterte, who once called the island a "cesspool," approved the closure of the reso...Keep on reading: Ripple of disappointment over Boracay shutdown reaches S. Korean travelers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

MANILA, Philippines – For years, the Korean pop industry has been open to foreigners: there's 2PM's Nichkhun (Thai-American), BLACKPINK's Lisa (Thai), EXO's Lay (Chinese), TWICE's Momo, Sana, and Mina (Japanese) – the list goes on. More recently, Filipino-American Kriesha Chu debuted as a solo artist after participating in South ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Duterte to Immigration: ‘Hands off Korean, Chinese tourists’

President Duterte has or­dered Bureau of Immigration personnel not to touch South Korean and Chinese tourists following reports of tanim-bala at the country’s airports and harassment of tourists. Source link link: Duterte to Immigration: ‘Hands off Korean, Chinese tourists’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Duterte to Immigration: Hands off Korean, Chinese tourists

President Duterte has or­dered Bureau of Immigration personnel not to touch South Korean and Chinese tourists following reports of tanim-bala at the country’s airports and harassment of tourists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Cayetano on landing of China plane: Nothing fishy about it

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said a Chinese military plane was given diplomatic clearance to land at an airport in Davao City after the military authorized it, contradicting an earlier statement by military officials that it was the other way around.   "It's nothing irregular. There's nothing fishy about it. It is something that countries do," Cayetano said in an interview with CNN Philippines.   In fact, he said the Philippines had extended the same accommodation to 243 US and 33 South Korean military aircraft.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he learned of the presence of the Chinese military plane belatedly.---MARLON RAMOS ...Keep on reading: Cayetano on landing of China plane: Nothing fishy about it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Pompeo talks North Korea, South China Sea with China’s Xi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed US resolve for “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the State Department said, as well as concerns about Chinese activities in the South China Sea. Pompeo talks North Korea, South China Sea with China’s Xi Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed… link: Pompeo talks North Korea, South China Sea with China’s Xi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Chinese paper slams US stance on Taiwan, says should prepare for “crisis”

SHANGHAI — China should be prepared for crisis in the Taiwan Strait, the hawkish Global Times newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over the self-ruled island that China sees as a wayward province. The United States has ramped up pressure on China in the disputed South China […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Six violate Boracay’s ‘one entry-one exit’ policy

FIVE persons and a South Korean national were apprehended for illegally entering Boracay Island which is currently closed to tourists. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Caticlan Station chief Ramil Palabrica said the violators attempted to enter the island from April 26 to May 8. They breached Provincial Ordinance No. 05-32 imposing the “one entry, one exit […] The post Six violate Boracay’s ‘one entry-one exit’ policy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Despite a barrage of questions from reporters, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stayed silent on Sunday, May 20, about the unprecedented landing of Chinese bombers on an island in the South China Sea.  On the DFA's Viber group, reporters' requests ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

2 North Koreans defect to South – Yonhap

SEOUL, South Korea – Two North Koreans defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, May 19, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. "A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island" near the inter-Korean border, the source told Yonhap news ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Chinese bombers make debut landing on disputed South China Sea runway

BEIJING: China has for the first time landed several bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, a move that could provoke renewed tensions between countries bordering the strategically vital maritime region. Several bombers of various types — including the long-range, nuclear strike capable H-6K — carried out landing and take off drills [...] The post Chinese bombers make debut landing on disputed South China Sea runway appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Chinese bombers land on South China Sea island

 MANILA, Philippines – Chinese bombers landed for the first time on an island in the South China Sea, Chinese state media reported. The state-owned People’s Daily, the largest newspaper in China, shared the development and the video of the event on its Twitter page. “Chinese bombers including the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Kim and Moon meeting, Demolition of Boracay structures, Cosby found guilty | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands over the Military Demarcation Line.  Over half a thousand structures are facing demolition in Boracay on the first day of the world-famous island's rehabilitation. U nited States television icon Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault.   Executive Producer / Writer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 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

Kim expresses bitter sorrow over deadly bus crash

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were traveling in plunged off a bridge. Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans perished in the accident south of Pyongyang Sunday night, Chinese officials and state media said. Two other Chinese [...] The post Kim expresses bitter sorrow over deadly bus crash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Kim’s ‘bitter sorrow’ as NKorea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge. Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans perished in the accident south of the capital Pyongyang Sunday night, Chinese officials and state media said. Two other [...] The post Kim’s ‘bitter sorrow’ as NKorea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Kim Jong Un heralds more North Korea economic reforms – analysts

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to build "socialist economic construction" in his nuclear-armed but impoverished and isolated country could herald more Chinese-style economic reforms, according to analysts – but he will never explicitly say so. Alongside the declaration Saturday,  April 21, that the North had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

PHL verifying photos of Chinese aircraft on reef

THE Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the top Philippine diplomat said, amid concern that China is militarizing the waterway. The Philippine Daily Inquirer published pictures on Wednesday that it said showed two military transport aircraft on […] The post PHL verifying photos of Chinese aircraft on reef appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Philippines verifying photos of China military aircraft on reef

The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the top Philippine diplomat said, amid concern that China is militarising the waterway......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

North Korea s Kim Jong-Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un personally greeted a top Chinese official in Pyongyang and called for stronger ties with Beijing, state media from both countries said Sunday, April 15, as the traditional allies seek to heal battered relations. Kim met Song Tao, head ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018