China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, but holds off threatening force

Reuters 10/10/2021

BEIJING  –  Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, and did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern.…

China’s biggest air show to display self-sufficiency drive, military prowess

Reuters 09/27/2021

ZHUHAI, China — China’s drive for self-sufficiency in aerospace and its growing military prowess will be on display at the country’s largest air show this week, in an event set against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic…

China orders gaming giants to cut ‘effeminate’ gender imagery

Agence France Presse 09/09/2021

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have ordered gaming giants Tencent and NetEase to end their focus on profits and cut content perceived to be breeding “effeminacy”, as Beijing tries to direct youth culture, gender ideals and the reach of big…

Not all lockdowns are equal

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2021

Over a year and a half since the surreal news of Wuhan, China being quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak, a common response to COVID-19 continues to be the imposition of a “lockdown,” that is, a set…

Lessons from Afghanistan

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2021

One wonders which is worse for a developing country with no economic or military muscle: to be consigned to the margins of global affairs, or to serve as a recurrent battleground of rival world powers. Throughout its…

Hidilyn’s battle: Woman vs. machine

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2021

In a recent interview with ABS-CBN News, Hidilyn Diaz, the 30-year-old Filipina weightlifter who won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold, summed up her feelings thus: “I couldn’t believe I did it… at last I beat China.” She…

Invaluable lessons from Hidilyn Diaz’s victory

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2021

The most significant event that happened this week, we can all agree, is Hidilyn Diaz’ triumph at the Tokyo Olympics, bringing the Philippines its first gold medal. This shrimp of a lady – all 4 foot, 11…

Central Chinese province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

Reuters 07/21/2021

BEIJING — Large swathes of China’s central Henan province were under water on Wednesday, with its capital Zhengzhou hardest-hit after being drenched by what weather forecasters said was the heaviest rain in 1,000 years. In Zhengzhou, a…

Norway says cyber attack on parliament carried out from China

Reuters 07/20/2021

OSLO — Norway said on Monday that a March 10 cyber attack on parliament’s e-mail system was carried out from China, calling on authorities there to take steps to prevent such activities. “The cyber attack in March…

Senator fears increased China ‘cyberespionage attacks’ vs PH ahead of 2022 polls

Christia Marie Ramos 07/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday warned of a possible increase in Chinese “cyberespionage attacks” against the Philippines, which she said can be used to influence the country’s national elections in 2022. “Hindi na ako…

Sea Sunday, fishermen  and the West Philippine Sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/13/2021

Matamlay. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territorial dispute. During his  homily last Sea Sunday,…

Port of Cebu condemns smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes worth over P90M

Doris C. Bongcac 07/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU – The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu destroyed over P90 million worth of smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes that were shipped to Cebu from China last month. The 1,804 master cases of cigarettes were…

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