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IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 11th, 2018

Taiwan reunification with China inevitable – Xi

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable", President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, January 2, warning against any efforts to promote the island's independence and saying China would not renounce the option of using military force to bring it into the fold. China still sees democratic Taiwan as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

HONG KONG, China (UPDATED) – Hong Kong's embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, January 1, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing. A thousands-strong crowd – including a small retinue of independence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

HONG KONG, China --- Hong Kong's embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing. A thousands-strong crowd --- including a small retinue of independence activists --- protested over disappearing political freedoms, rising inequality and the local government's perceived coziness with big business and Beijing. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong currently enjoys liberties unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression and the press under a deal struck with Britain before the 1997 handover. But concern is growing that those rights a...Keep on reading: Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Sharapova campaign off to tough start in Shenzhen

BEIJING, China – Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova had a tough start to her 2019 tennis season Monday, December 31, at the Shenzhen Open, edging out Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). In a battle of former Top 10 players, Sharapova's serve faltered early in the match but she regained composure ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Angkas bikers slam LTFRB crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The government crackdown against operating Angkas bikers intensified, but they are not afraid. In what they called Unity Ride, thousands of Angkas bikers drove to and from the People Power Monument along EDSA to Quezon Boulevard in Quezon City on Sunday, December 16, to decry ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program

MANILA, Philippines --- A Facebook post showing a road construction purportedly via the Duterte administration's China-funded "Build, Build, Build" program is a bogus. This was fact-checked by Agence France Presse (AFP), which said Thursday that the photos shown in the Facebook post were from an INQUIRER.net report about a truck that sank in a Quezon City road last November 24. The misleading social media post contains photos of a collapsed road and a truck that dipped into a road, accompanied by a caption that praises President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration's infrastructure program. "Ang galing talaga ng Build Build Build ni Tatay Digong (Duterte). Kaya naman bilib...Keep on reading: Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Hong Kong democrats furious over new election ban

HONG KONG, China – A Hong Kong legislator has been barred from standing in a local election after being accused of supporting independence from China, sparking fury Monday, December 3, among the city's pro-democracy camp who warn of tightening ideological control. The disqualification of popular lawmaker Eddie Chu is the latest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Katarina Rodriguez s fabulous looks at Miss World 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodriguez is currently in Sanya, China to compete in the Miss World pageant set on December 8. But even before she donned the Miss World Philippines crown, Katarina has always been known to be one of the more fashion-forward queens, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Critics slam oil, gas exploration MOU with China

Critics slam oil, gas exploration MOU with China.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Setback for Taiwan ruling party in elections watched by China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman of the ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party on Saturday after it suffered a major electoral setback, losing two of the island’s most important posts in mayoral elections. Source link link: Setback for Taiwan ruling party in elections watched by China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections

Taiwan’s ruling party suffered a major defeat in local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the administration of the island’s independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections Source link: Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: These Chinese cities are your next dream destinations

MANILA, Philippines – It’s a truth universally acknowledged that, for many modern-day travelers, the photo opportunities in a destination is of utmost importance. Luckily, we’ve our new-found friend China to turn to for IG-worthy snaps that will be the inspo/source of envy of friends, family…and even yourself, when the vacation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Philippines, Vietnam navies play games on disputed South China Sea island

MANILA, Philippines – It was a goodwill visit that started with a symbolic handshake. On a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea on Saturday, November 10, Philippine and Vietnamese navies played games in the name of camaraderie. A total of 63 Vietnamese forces sailed to Northeast Cay in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Navy team returns triumphant from sea drills held in China

MANILA, Philippines – The 138-man Philippine Navy team that joined the inaugural Asean-China Maritime Exercises (Acmex) returned to Manila on Thursday, November 8, feeling triumphant over their performance in the drills held in China. Captain Sherwin Respeto proudly shared during the arrival ceremony how his team gained the admiration ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

West Philippine Sea, Synagogue attack, plane crash in Indonesia | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the Philippines and China can shelve their maritime claims for the sake of joint development in the West Philippine Sea. Opposition congressmen slam President Rodrigo Duterte's order to let the Armed Forces of the Philippines take over the Bureau of Customs. A group of Pittsburgh ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

China army to do whatever it takes to retain Taiwan

BEIJING, China – China's defense minister warned Thursday, October 25, that the military would do "whatever it takes" to stop any attempt to "split" Taiwan from the mainland, days after a pro-independence protest on the island and a US naval operation. Beijing considers the self-ruled, democratic island to be part of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Nine Philippine jins vie in World Grand Slam qualification event

Nine well-trained Filipino jins are competing in the second open qualification round of the 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Championships set Oct. 26-28 in Wuxi, China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday, October 20, for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government. The protest in central Taipei came as China increasingly pushes its claim to the self-ruling democratic island ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Djokovic wins Shanghai to close on world No.1 Nadal

    SHANGHAI, China – The "new" Novak Djokovic warned that he was gunning for Rafael Nadal's world No. 1 ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric on Sunday, October 14. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has been imperious all week and barely offered a sniff ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Alice in Chinese resto wonderland

Afraid of rice? At China Blue, you can opt for barley. PHOTOS BY MARGAUX SALCEDO I have so much respect for chefs who continually hone their craft, always learning, exploring, experimenting, pushin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018