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China to provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge

BEIJING—China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs, the government can provide vaccines for free to individuals. “Our people don’t have to pay a single cent […] The post China to provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2021Related News

Man killed, wife hurt by fellow Chinese in Makati shooting

MANILA, Philippines – Three Chinese men shot dead a fellow Chinese and hurt his wife in an incident inside a restaurant in Makati City Thursday night, February 27.   The fatality was identified as Yin Jian Tao, 33, an IT employee. His wife was identified as Zheng Kai, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 28th, 2020Related News

China cancels passports of illegal POGO workers

China’s Ministry of Public Security has canceled the passports of its citizens who commit fraud outside the country, including the Philippines. This was confirmed by the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines spokesperson Geng Shuang through a post on its official Facebook page @ChinaEmbassyManila. Chinese nationals working for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) are among those […] The post China cancels passports of illegal POGO workers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 23rd, 2020Related News

Osaka-Gauff duel set

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff will play reigning champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open in a mouthwatering clash. The American teenager, playing just her third Grand Slam, stormed back from a set down to defeat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Third-seeded Osaka ousted China’s 42nd-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4. There […] The post Osaka-Gauff duel set appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2020Related News

China says Ozil misled on Xinjiang, welcome to visit

BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil was “blinded and misled” when he criticized Beijing's crackdown on ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang. The government said Ozil was welcome to visit the northwest region and “look around.” Chinese state TV canceled the broadcast of Arsenal's game against Manchester City on Sunday after the German-born player criticized mass detentions of ethnic Muslims and the closure of mosques in Xinjiang. "I don’t know if Mr. Mesut Ozil has ever visited Xinjiang. It seems that he was blinded and misled by some false reports and untrue words," said Geng Shuang, a foreign ministry spokesman. “We welcome Mr. Ozil to visit Xinjiang to look around," said Geng. "As long as he has a conscience, can distinguish right from wrong and uphold objective and impartial principles, he will see a different Xinjiang.” China has been accused of detaining more than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang and subjecting them to political indoctrination, torture, beatings and food deprivation. Beijing increasingly uses the threat of loss of access to China's growing market as leverage to try to control what companies, sports teams, universities and others say or do abroad about political issues. China is the Premier League’s most lucrative overseas broadcast market. Rights were sold for $700 million in a three-year deal that runs through 2022. Arsenal tried to distance itself from Ozil. “The content he expressed is entirely Ozil’s personal opinion,” the London team said. “As a football club, Arsenal always adheres to the principle of not being involved in politics.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 16th, 2019Related News

PHI ends SEA Games hosting in style

The Philippines celebrated the end of its successful hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games the same way it rolled out the red carpet for all participating nations. From a presentation of Filipino culture through performances from Aeta Festival Dancers and the Manila Concert Choir, to the dazzling aerial drone presentation to the colorful fireworks display and a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas, the Philippines made the biennial meet’s closing ceremony Wednesday night at the New Clark City Stadium in Tarlac as memorable as its opening. After 10 days of competition on different fronts in 56 sports with 530 events, the Philippines emerged as overall champion once again after completing the feat 14 years ago when the country also hosted the Games. Philippine Sports Commission chairman and PHI SEA Games Chef De Mission William ‘Butch’ Ramirez and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea accepted the overall championship recognition for Team Philippines, which collected 149 gold, 117 silver and 121 bronze medals. Heroic Filipino surfer Roger Casugay, who was also the PHI’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremony’s traditional parade of athletes, was feted the Fair Play Athlete for his selfless act of helping Indonesian competitor Arip Nurhidayat get out of dangerous waters during the semifinal of their surfing competition. Casugay eventually won the men’s longboard event gold. Also feted were swimmer Quah Zheng Wen of Singapore as Male Mega-Athlete for copping six gold and two silver medals while Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam was named Female Mega-Athlete for her six gold and pair of silver medals in the pool. A tribute and a parade for the workforce and volunteers was also part of the program before Medialdea officially closed the PHI’s hosting as the fire in the P55 million cauldron was extinguished. Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) head and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Philippine Olympic Committee president Cong. Bambol Tolentino handed over the SEA Games flag to 2021 host Vietnam in the turnover rites.     Vietnam prepared a presentation for their hosting two years from now.    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2019Related News

Adam Silver on China: Not sure where we ll go from here

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling “substantial” financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey’s deleted tweet. “Obviously, we made clear that we were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business,” Silver said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) during an appearance at the Time 100 Health Summit in New York. “We said, ‘There’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.’” On Friday morning, China refuted Silver's claim that it demanded Morey be fired, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying the “Chinese government never posed this requirement.” Silver said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) he isn’t sure what will happen to the NBA’s relationship with China, which has been growing steadily over the last three decades. “I felt we had made enormous progress in terms of building cultural exchanges with the Chinese people,” Silver said. “Again, I have regret that much of that was lost. And I’m not even sure where we’ll go from here.” The league and LeBron James, one of its biggest stars, have been heavily criticized by some U.S. lawmakers for the perception that they caved to the Chinese regime. Morey has not been rebuked publicly by the league, and Silver has said that the league will support his freedom of expression. “We wanted to make an absolute clear statement that the values of the NBA, these American values -- we are an American business -- travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression,” Silver said. “We wanted to make sure everyone understood we were supporting free expression.” The Rockets were of massive interest in China, largely because of Yao Ming -- the Chinese star who spent his entire NBA career in Houston. Yao is now the president of the Chinese Basketball Association, which has suspended its ties to the Rockets because of the tweet. Morey has not commented publicly since a pair of tweets on Oct. 6 attempting to clarify his position. “I understand there is a point of view from some that we shouldn’t be in business at all in China, and I’d say from an intellectual standpoint, that’s fair -- not getting into whether the tweet or the response to it,” Silver said. “But if people believe that we shouldn’t be engaged in commerce in China or frankly in other places in the world ... I, at some point, look to the American government. “We’re in the middle of negotiating a trade agreement,” Silver continued. “Many multinational corporations do trade extensively with China. And if that’s ultimately how our government feels we should be dealing with China, again, we are a U.S. company.” Chinese state broadcaster CCTV did not air the two NBA preseason games between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets last week. Tencent, which has a $1.5 billion deal to stream NBA games in China over the next five years, has also stopped showing Rockets games but has not totally dropped all NBA content. “The losses have already been substantial,” Silver said. “Our games are not back on the air in China, as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next.” Silver was at the summit to discuss the league’s deeper commitment to ensuring players and employees are taking care of their mental health, something that has been a growing topic in the NBA in recent years -- particularly with the acknowledgment of top players like San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland’s Kevin Love that they struggle with certain issues. Silver also addressed how social media can make matters more difficult for those who engage. “Social media, it seems pretty clear, is raising the anxiety level and stress level among our young people,” Silver said. “There’s a lot of hate speech out there. There’s stress to be included, there’s emotional issues about being left out of groups. And then compound that with NBA players when there’s in some cases millions and millions of seemingly anonymous people taking shots at them. And while the advice often is ‘just don’t read it,’ it’s awfully hard.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2019Related News

China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

    BEIJING, China – China denied Friday, October 18 that it demanded that the NBA fire a Houston Rockets executive for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. "The Chinese government has never raised these kinds of demands," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing, after NBA boss Adam ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2019Related News

President Duterte to witness grand Fiba World Cup opener

The stage is set for the 2019 FIBA World Cup opening ceremony on Friday night at Beijing’s iconic Water Cube. The show will be divided into four parts to represent the four quarters of a basketball game. A giant basket will take up the center of the stage. Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said President Rodrigo […] The post President Duterte to witness grand Fiba World Cup opener appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2019Related News

Asian bets triumph in world stage

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Zheng Saisai knocked off her fourth seeded opponent of the week to capture her first career WTA title with a straight sets win over Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the San Jose WTA  tournament on Sunday. The unseeded Zheng, who also beat Sabalenka in their only other career meeting, used […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2019Related News

8 Chinese nationals, Pinoy huli sa kidnapping

ARESTADO ang walong Chinese nationals at isang Filipino dahil sa pagdukot ng mga kababayang Tsino sa casino sa Parañaque City. Kinilala ang Pinoy na si Jomar Demadante, at Chinese nationals na sina Ben Tan, Haitao Wang, Dechun Qin, Yong Fei Chan, Xiao Qiang Yang, Dong Zheng Wen, Beijun Lin, at Jun Wang. Ayon sa National ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJul 17th, 2019Related News

Pinoy Golfers Shine In U.S.

Aidric Chan became the first Filipino to win a Junior World Championship crown in five years, hitting a clutch birdie on No. 16 to edge New Zealand’s Jimmy Zheng by one in the boys’ centerpiece division in the Junior World Championships at the Torrey Pines North in San Diego, California Friday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2019Related News

China has a new casino: the Philippines

By David Pierson and Alison Su/latimes.com – Gambling is illegal in China, but that didn’t prevent Fan Zheng from betting tens of thousands of dollars online. The 30-year-old store clerk from the island province of Hainan learned about the opportunity early last year from marketing agents who, Fan believes, contacted Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2019Related News

Feature- Chinese-funded solar project lights up remote Philippine village

Feature: Chinese-funded solar project lights up remote Philippine village - Xinhua - English.news.cn Xinhua by Zheng Xin, Yang Ke, Dario Agnote. SAN MARCELINO, Philippines, June 9 (Xinhua) - It's.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

Use China's artificial islands for 'public service' – experts

SINGAPORE – China can use its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea for “public service” in the Asia-Pacific, experts said Monday, July 18. Zheng Yongnian, director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, sa.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2016Related News