Hegemon and bully of South China Sea

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 12/09/2021

Last Nov. 22, 2021, while marking the 30th year of the China-Asean dialogue relationship, China’s President Xi Jinping declared that China does not seek hegemony and will not bully its smaller neighbors. Chinese diplomats routinely assure the…

Cebu Province eyes ‘simplified’ travel bubble with China, Japan, S. Korea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is now looking forward to implementing a ‘travel bubble’ as one of its first steps to gradually resume international leisure travel. And the provincial government wants to simplify all requirements and…

With latest confrontation in WPS, Isko reiterates ‘fearless’ stance in defending territory

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter 11/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso reiterated on Thursday that he will be “fearless” in fighting for the country’s territory if he is elected president in 2022, amid the latest Chinese intrusion near the…

PH PPE makers left out, China favored

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/04/2021

We are no longer getting curiouser and curiouser, to use Alice’s immortal words, just perpetually asking, why? Why the Duterte government’s preference for most anything that is China’s or Chinese-owned? (We are not referring to our Chinoys…

China and our next president

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 10/25/2021

One of the most important issues that voters need to consider in choosing our country’s next president should be the candidates’ respective positions on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) controversy. We need to know what every candidate…

Toledo City Trojans outclass China’s Pengcheng team in PCAP online chess tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Toledo City Trojans shut out the Pengcheng Checkered Dragons of Shenzhen, China, 21-0, in their match on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in the ongoing Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Third…

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…

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