Jailed Taiwanese activist to visit him in China

BEIJING -- The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China travelled to the country on Monday after being granted permission to visit him in prison for the first time, in a case that has strained cross-strait relations. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 27th, 2018

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

The wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING, China --- China is scheduled to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, flexing its military muscle after warning Taipei about seeking independence or closer ties with Washington. It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies. The Chinese government has given scant details about the maneuvers, with a Fujian province maritime safety administration statement merely saying last week that the drills would take place from 8 am until midnight. China's Taiwan Affairs Office director Liu Jieyi said Monday th...Keep on reading: China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

China urges US to correct mistake on Taiwan

BEIJING, China – China has called on the United States to "correct its mistake" after President Donald Trump approved new rules allowing top-level US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet with their Taipei counterparts. US representatives can already travel to democratic Taiwan and Taiwanese officials occasionally visit the White House, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Vietnamese activist faces 14 years in jail for anti-pollution protest livestream

An activist in central Vietnam has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday for livestreaming a protest against a Taiwanese steel company's spill of toxins into the ocean. Hoang Duc Binh was convicted of "abusing democratic freedomsto infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people and opposing officers on duty," lawyer Ha Huy Son said in a report byThe South China Morning Post. His fellow activist, Nguyen Nam Phong, was sentenced to two years for "opposing officers on duty." The protest comes after Formosa Plastics Group, a steel complex which in total is worth $10.6 billion (around P546 billion), dumped toxins such as phenol and cyanide into the ocean i...Keep on reading: Vietnamese activist faces 14 years in jail for anti-pollution protest livestream.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

US, Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING, China – The United States and Germany urged China to free an outspoken government critic known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" on Wednesday, December 27, after he was sentenced to 8 years in prison . Wu Gan, who refused to plead guilty to charges of "subverting state power", was on Tuesday handed one of the harshest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Vietnam jails activist for 7 years over toxic leak protests

HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court on Monday jailed a blogger for 7 years for disseminating anti-state "propaganda" including articles which supported protests against a Taiwanese firm responsible for a toxic leak. Space for free expression is shrinking in the Communist country, with at least 15 activists and dissidents having been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

China arrests Taiwanese activist for ‘subversion’

China arrests Taiwanese activist for ‘subversion’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

PH visit of China s top diplomat rescheduled over Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Phlippines – The Philippines' Department of  Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Saturday, September 15, that the official visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was supposed to begin on Sunday, September 16, was postponed due to  Typhoon Ompong  (Mangkhut). Wang, who is also Chinese state councilor, was supposed to be in Manila from September 16 to 18  for discussions ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

PHL, China postpone talks Wang visit, talks on joint exploration

The Philippines and China have agreed to reschedule the official visit of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi from September 16 to 18 to a later date due to the effects of Typhoon Ompong, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday. Source link link: PHL, China postpone talks Wang visit, talks on joint exploration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

: A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

HANOI, Vietnam --- A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business forum in Hanoi. Vietnam has a dismal rights record and has come under fire for a brutal crackdown against critics in the past two years that has seen scores jailed. Earlier this week it barred two rights campaigners from entering the country for the World Economic Forum attended by regional leaders--- many of whom face criticism for their own rights record at home. Nguyen Trung Truc, a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy group, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for at...Keep on reading: Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Chinese foreign minister set to visit Philippines

CHINESE State Council and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be visiting the country from Sept. 16 to 18, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The agenda: To improve relations between Philippines and China. The post Chinese foreign minister set to visit Philippines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

From the Bay to the PH: Stephen Curry s Manila Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made good on a promise he made to Filipinos three years ago -- to return to Manila.  Stephen’s game-breaking approach to basketball has scored him legions of adoring Filipino fans and followers from all around the globe who revel in every deep 3, every slippery drive to the rim, every sneaky steal.  His popularity has transcended borders, languages and cultures, and nowhere was that more evident than in Manila. Stephen’s first day began with a more than two hour on court workout with his trainer Brandon Payne. From shooting to speed and agility drills, Curry put in off season work as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Steph Curry early practice in Manila ! — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018 Curry wasted no time in tasting the local cuisine, and he couldn't have started with anything better, as he tried out some halo-halo.  Curry tries halo halo — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018   A cold dessert that includes shaved ice, and various fruits such as shredded coconut, mangoes, jackfruit mixed with gelatin and milk. After touring a Jeepney, he traveled to Mall of Asia for the Under Armour Southeast Asia 3x3 Finals which saw he and his father, Dell Curry, on court for a shooting contest with other local fathers, sons and daughters. The competition was fierce but Dell and Stephen secured the win. From a press conference with journalists who came from all around Southeast Asia to cover the UA Brand House ribbon cutting to a skills competition shootout with his dad Dell, everywhere Stephen went in public, his Filipino fans followed in lockstep, fascinated by the presence of the two-time MVP and three-time World Champion. The fans weren’t the only ones awestruck - Stephen himself was blown away by the incredible landscape and cultural significance of the dense and bustling Manila.  Taking a quick tour of some city sights, Stephen then toured a Jeepney, the flamboyant WWII era truck that still can be found transporting residents throughout Manila. Curry capped off the day with a relaxing Filipino scalp massage at Titan and a visit to his shoe brand's main store. Before leaving the country, Curry dropped by the opening ceremony of UAAP season 81, where he led the legions of student-athletes in reciting the oath of sportsmanship. .@StephenCurry30 officially opens #UAAPSeason81! 🔥 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 8, 2018 After a busy three-day visit to Manila, much is left for the MVP's Asian Tour. Curry still has scheduled visits to Japan and China, among other Asian nations. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

China’s Xi plans to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city

    BEIJING --- Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants.   The summit will take place during Xi's working visit to Russia's far-eastern port city of Vladivostok on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry said Friday. It will be the first time a Chinese head of state has attended the Russian-hosted Eastern Economic Forum, a gathering Moscow hopes will encourage investment in its thinly populated far-east.   Xi's visit is a sign of healthy ties between China and Russia that have been cemented by joint military exercises and coordi...Keep on reading: China’s Xi plans to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

PN ship in historic Russia port call

In line with the administration’s pivot towards China and Russia, the country’s largest naval ship, the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), will set sail to Vladivostok, Russia on 17 September to make a historic port call in reciprocation of the visit of Russian warships in Manila. The BRP Tarlac, one of the two strategic sealift vessels (SSV) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Warriors star Stephen Curry to grace UAAP Season 81 opening ceremony

UAAP season 81 will be starting with a splash. Host school National University announced earlier tonight that Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will grace the opening ceremonies of the collegiate league on Saturday, September 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena to "to inspire UAAP athletes and sports fans." JUST IN: Stephen Curry will be at the #UAAPSeason81 opening to inspire UAAP athletes and sports fans! — National-U (@NationalUPhil) September 6, 2018 Curry will be in Manila as part of his tour of Asian countries that includes Japan and China, to promote his new Curry 5 signature basketball shoe.  This will be the former MVP's second time to visit the Philippines after his successful tour back in 2015.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 6th, 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

Japan’s largest warship visits PH

    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT- Japan's largest warship arrived here on Saturday morning (Sept. 1) for a five-day good will visit.   Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's Escort Flotilla Four (JMSDF) --- helicopter carrier JS Kaga (DDH 184) docked at the Alava Wharf at about 6 a.m.   It was escorted by Akizuki-class destroyer JS Suzutsuki (DD-117) and Murasame-class destroyer JS Inazuma (DD-105), which also docked behind the warship.     The warship's visit to the Philippines is part of its two-month tour around the South China Sea and Indian Ocean, according to Commander Jonathan Zata, director of the Philippine Navy's (PN) public a...Keep on reading: Japan’s largest warship visits PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

China-backed loan for Bicol Express to kick start Xi Jinping s visit

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is poised to sign a loan deal with China for a massive railway project linking Manila to the Bicol region. The agreement, which will coincide with Chinese Pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018