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Gov’t unlikely to protest Chinese rescue center in PHL-claimed area

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday said the Philippines should "perhaps be thankful" to China for the reported maritime rescue center it constructed in the Philippine-claimed Kagitingan Reef in the West Philippine Sea because it will be beneficial to seamen in distress.

China Railway unit tapped to build $3.7-billion Makati City subway

PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) has inked a deal with China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. (CCECC) for its $3.7-billion Makati City Subway Project.

Palace on China-Taiwan row: ‘It’s between the two countries’

“NEVER MIND them,” said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman, in response to questions about China’s latest tension with Taiwan.

China’s 2018 movie box office revenue growth slows

BEIJING -- China’s movie box office revenue rose 9% in 2018 to 60.98 billion yuan ($8.87 billion), state media reported, a slower pace than the 13.45% clocked for the previous year.

Review of US-PHL defense treaty not influenced by other countries

REVIEWING the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States is not influenced by the interest of other countries, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana said on Friday.

Ofo’s dramatic fall a warning to China’s tech investors

BEIJING/SHANGHAI — On the sidewalks of Shanghai and Beijing, once bright-yellow Ofo bicycles lie in varying states of disrepair — chains unhooked, wheels buckled and paint starting to fade — reflecting the quick rise and sharp fall of the Chinese bike-sharing start-up.

Shanghai bourse bans film star, highlighting celebrity crackdown

THE SHANGHAI stock exchange expanded its punishment of Chinese actress Zhao Wei over irregularities related to a failed 2016 takeover bid, underscoring the widening scrutiny of the finances of wealthy celebrities in the country.

Dolce & Gabbana says sorry as China debacle threatens its future

DOLCE & GABBANA’s Chinese marketing scandal is fashion’s biggest faux pas since former Christian Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic rant in 2011, and it’s potentially far more costly.

Dolce & Gabbana in China storm over videos seen as racist

CHINESE CONSUMERS are calling for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the Italian fashion house posted videos that are being criticized as racist and insensitive, setting off a social-media drama that’s led to the postponement of a Shanghai runway show hours before it was due to start.

Duterte: China ‘in possession’ of South China Sea

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday said he opposes the conduct of military drills in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, adding that the area is in the “possession” of the People’s Republic of China.

Duterte gov’t ready to ‘protest’ Chinese weather stations in West Philippine...

MALACAÑANG ON Monday said it will confirm the South China Morning Post report that Beijing has opened weather station facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed West Philippine Sea, and, if proven true, the Philippine government is ready to “make necessary diplomatic protest.”

Money market funds’ growth poses headache for China’s central bank

CHINA’S ever-growing money market funds pose an increasing problem for the nation’s central bank as policy makers attempt to boost the flow of credit to cushion an economic slowdown.

A lady vanishes: In China, a movie star disappears amid a...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI — Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises, has more than 62 million followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared.

Chinese business delegations visit Davao as consular office prepares for opening

MORE CHINESE investors have been visiting Davao City to scout for business opportunities in the southern islands, according to Mindanao Development Authority Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro.

China’s record trade surplus with US adds fuel to trade war

BEIJING — China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record in August even as the country’s export growth slowed slightly, an outcome that could push President Donald Trump to turn up the heat on Beijing in their cantankerous trade dispute.

Japan claims China ‘escalating’ military actions

Tokyo -- Japan's defense chief on Monday warned the country faces a tough security environment, with China and Russia stepping up military activity and...

China’s Xi says ‘no strings attached’ to Africa investments

Beijing -- President Xi Jinping told African counterparts and business leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", even...

Chinese bridge pushes Maldives deeper in debt: opposition

Maldives -- The Maldives opposition said Friday that President Abdulla Yameen had pushed the Indian Ocean nation deeper into a Chinese "debt trap" with...

Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects

THE PHILIPPINES has made a fresh bid for Chinese grants for studies on planned inter-island bridges as well as Mindanao’s first railway, the Department of Finance (DoF) announced in a statement on Friday.

China considers measures curbing work harassment

BEIJING — China is considering introducing measures to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace in a civil code draft submitted to the country’s top legislature on Monday, state news agency Xinhua reported.

‘Made in Cambodia’ may become new fashion label with tariffs hitting...

THE NEXT designer handbag you buy is less likely to bear a “made in China” label.

Budget chief bares more China loans in the pipeline

THE GOVERNMENT expects to ink about 10 loan agreements for infrastructure projects with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here in November.

Toyota to target tripling China production over next decade

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to triple car production in China by as soon as 2030 in a renewed push to make up lost...

Philippines eyes 10 loan agreements with China during Xi Jinping’s visit

THE GOVERNMENT expects to ink about 10 loan agreements for infrastructure projects with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit here in November. "Some have...

China’s swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

Beijing -- An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned...

Much detail, little progress in US-China talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON — U.S-China trade talks this week were heavy on details but short on progress as U.S. negotiators outlined cases of American firms harmed by Chinese practices and China argued it was meeting its WTO obligations, people familiar with contents of the discussions said.

Chinese province to send business delegation to explore opportunities in the...

HARBIN, HEILONGJIANG, CHINA — The Heilongjiang provincial government in China is planning to send a delegation to the Philippines next year or in 2020 to explore business opportunities.

US-China trade war hits $100 billion in goods

Washington -- From Harley-Davidson motorcycles and American bourbon to Chinese parts and machinery, the world's two largest economies have exchanged punitive tariffs that slice...

Japan, China seek to restart FX swap line

TOKYO — Japan and China are in talks to resume a currency swap arrangement between their central banks and expand it roughly 10-fold, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, in a sign of warming ties between Asia’s two biggest economies.

What’s next in the trade war? Key US-China events to watch...

China and the US resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May. Fresh rounds of tariffs on each...

Starbucks boycott? Nike shutdown? China holds trade war leverage

America’s corporate bosses could be excused if they don’t agree with President Donald Trump’s boasts that a trade war is “ easy to win.”...

Burned by China default, yield-hungry Korean funds shift sights towards Qatar

SOUTH KOREA’S yield-hungry investors who were spooked by a Chinese default are shifting their sights to the other end of the continent, to the Middle East.

Malaysia PM calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Beijing -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership to help with his country's fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to...

Philippine officials off to Beijing for dev’t funding

A HIGH-LEVEL Philippine delegation will visit Beijing this week to ink bilateral deals on China-funded infrastructure projects, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement over the weekend.

Former DFA chief on China: We cannot remain silent

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario on Friday, Aug. 17, reiterated that the Philippines should not remain silent with...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

‘Where is Fan Bingbing?’

SHANGHAI — One of China’s biggest and wealthiest film stars, actress Fan Bingbing, has disappeared from public view as authorities probe alleged tax evasion by entertainers, sparking growing fan speculation over her fate.

Monster Hunter on hold as China hits pause on new video...

SHANGHAI — China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world’s biggest gaming market.

China-US to resume low-level talks in bid to resolve trade war

China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level trade talks in late August, the first official exchanges since earlier...

China developing satellites to monitor territory in South China Sea

China is developing a satellite system that will allow it to closely watch the South China Sea, the China News Service reported, helping it...

Duterte to China and EU: ‘Rethink’ your policies

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Aug. 14, talked tough against the People’s Republic of China, demanding that it should “rethink”...

China warns Hong Kong journalists’ club after activist speech

Hong Kong’s foreign journalists’ club found itself at the center of the latest battle over free speech in the financial hub, as Beijing loyalists...

Duterte spokesman talks tough vs China

THE PHILIPPINE government said on Monday that the Philippines will continue to assert its sovereign rights over the disputed territories in the South China Sea despite the latest incident where a Filipino pilot was threatened by the Chinese Navy while flying over the area.

US readies to slap duties on $16 billion of Chinese goods

The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25% duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war...

US reaffirms position in South China Sea code negotiations

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The United States made clear its position that the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea should also include the...