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China demands Britain stop 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry says it was 'wrong' for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

FREEDOM. Hong Kong's colonial flag (center) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China vows to strike back at U.S. tariffs threat

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

'Slapping on tariffs is definitely not a constructive way to resolve economic and trade frictions, it's not the correct way,' says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TRADE WAR. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

YouTuber ReSet found guilty of humiliating beggar on camera

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:08 AM

He is sentenced to 15 months in jail and a 5-year YouTube ban for offering a homeless man biscuit sandwiches stuffed with toothpaste and filming it

4 Chinese nabbed for kidnapping Australian man

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:04 AM

The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group rescues Australian Chen Jianting in a house in Makati City

China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses 'extreme concern' that China has 'chosen to arbitrarily' apply the death penalty

SENTENCING. This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples' Court of Dalian on January 14, 2019, shows Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg (C) during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in the court in Dalian in China's northeast Liaoning province. Handout photo/AFP

China accuses U.S. of 'fabricating facts' with hacking charges

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

China's foreign ministry urges US to 'stop smearing the Chinese side on cyber security issues,' adding that it had lodged an official protest

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U.S. indicts Chinese govt hackers over attacks in 12 countries

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:32 AM

'We want China to cease its illegal cyber activities and honor its commitment to the international community,' says US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein

ROSENSTEIN. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a press conference about Chinese hacking at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, on December 20, 2018. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. indicts Chinese gov't hackers over attacks in 12 countries

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:01 AM

(UPDATED) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says they want China to 'cease its illegal cyber activities'

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:27 PM

'These comments... were based on so-called information that is yet to be verified and has no factual basis,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

UIGHUR DISCRIMINATION. Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and asking for the closure of "re-education center" where some Uighurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU institutions in Brussels on April 27, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

China slams Trump's 'irresponsible and absurd logic' on North Korea

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:42 PM

'A lot of people, like me, feel that the US is first in the world when it comes to twisting the truth, and irresponsible and absurd logic,' Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says in a regular press briefing

SLAMMING TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.  File photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

CONTEXT: China never said West Philippine Sea is 'disputed'

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying

TOP DIPLOMATS. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) meets with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on June 29, 2017. File photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas signs a memorandum of understanding Teamrise Group Company Limited in Hongkong

SIGNED. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (seated, left) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with China real estate company Teamrise Group Co. Ltd in Hongkong for 6 major projects for the province of Batangas. He is joined by (standing, from left) Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Special Envoy of the President to China Fernando Borja, and Philippine Ports Authority representative Elmer Cadano.

Cebu hospital faces probe for demanding deposit from injured cop

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the recently passed Enhanced Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, promises to get to the bottom of how Chong Hua Hospital dealt with PO3 David Naraja Jr

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. Senator Risa Hontiveros, at the 888 News Forum in Cebu City Tuesday, November 7, 2017, seeks an investigation into a private hospital that allegedly asked an injured policeman for deposit before treating him. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee enters into China's territorial waters near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing's foreign ministry

China rejects U.S. criticism on religious freedom

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The report says in 2016 China physically abused detained arrested tortured sentenced to prison or harassed adherents of both registered and unregistered religious groups

HUA CHUNYING. Photo of Hua Chunying dated November 29, 2011, from Wikipedia.

China vows to uphold climate pact after U.S. pullout

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:29 PM

UPDATED We think the Paris accord reflects the widest agreement of the international community with regards to climate change and parties should cherish this hard won outcome says foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

RENEWABLES IN CHINA. This aerial photo shows solar photovoltaic modules on a hillside in a village in Chuzhou, in eastern China's Anhui province on April 13, 2017. File photo by AFP.

Chinese military jets intercept U.S. aircraft – officials

May 19, 2017 - 10:36 PM

The US aircraft a WC 135 Constant Phoenix is conducting a routine mission in international airspace on May 17 when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU 30 fighter aircraft the Air Force says in a statement

US AND CHINA IN THE AIR. A WC-135 aircraft. Photo from Wikipedia.

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

May 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The two countries are at odds over a group of small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea administered as the Senkakus by Japan but claimed as the Diaoyus by China

China calls on France to protect its citizens after killing

Mar 28, 2017 - 4:50 PM

China calls on Paris to guarantee the safety and legal rights and interests of Chinese citizens in France and to treat the reaction of Chinese people to this incident in a rational way foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says

VIOLENCE. Youths use candles to write the word "Violence" in the road in front of a line of riot police outside the commisariat of the 19th Arrondissement (District) of Paris late on March 27, 2017, during clashes in the wake of the death of a Chinese national during a police intervention. Photo by Sonia Bakaric / AFP

China says it will not back down on South China Sea

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:20 PM

This comes after the Trump administration vowed to defend US and international interests in the disputed South China Sea

This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

China rejects Trump claim it stole drone

Dec 19, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Trump s accusation that China had stolen the drone was not accurate says foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

TRUMP. This picture taken on December 14, 2016 shows a advertisement for a magazine featuring US President-elect Donald Trump on the cover at a news stand in Shanghai. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Jollibee now fully owns China-based Happy Bee Foods

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

With the change in ownership Happy Bee will no longer produce and sell food products to institutions other than Jollibee owned restaurant businesses

BUY OUT. Prior to the acquisition, Jollibee owns 70% interest in Happy Bee, which operates a manufacturing facility in Anhui, China

Thai police find unexploded devices in search for bombers

Aug 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED The unexploded devices are defused in the upscale beach town of Hua Hin the popular island of Phuket and in Phang Nga province

Thai authorities hunt tourist town bombers

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but police have ruled out international terrorism saying the campaign is an act of local sabotage

DEADLY BLAST. Thai forensic police officers and member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal inspect a scene, where a bomb exploded on late August 11, at a popular tourist area in Hua Hin, Thailand, August 12, 2016. File photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

4 dead as string of blasts hit Thai tourist resorts

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

5th UPDATE This is not a terrorist attack It is just local sabotage that is restricted to limited areas and provinces national police deputy spokesman Piyapan Pingmuang says in Bangkok

BLAST SITE. A Thai forensic police officer wearing a protective suit arrives to inspect a blast scene next to a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit after bombs exploded at the clock tower in the center of Hua Hin city, Thailand, August 12, 2016. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

4 UN Mali mission staff killed in attack

Jun 01, 2016 - 9:34 PM

The last month alone sees 3 attacks on members of the mission known as MINUSMA fueling concern over its future with 65 killed in under 3 years

China to Duterte admin: Return to dialogue

Jun 01, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED China hails incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr for backing bilateral talks with China on the West Philippine Sea

URGING TALKS. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying hopes the incoming Duterte administration will return to bilateral talks with China on the West Philippine Sea dispute. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

China hits back as G7 talk about economy

May 27, 2016 - 12:49 AM

Beijing launches a stinging broadside against the group – Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the US – which it said should not pursue selfish interests

G7 SUMMIT. G7 members pose for a photo on the first day of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie prefecture, Japan, May 26, 2016. Photo by Asahi Shimbun/EPA

Hiking the 'Plank Road in the Sky' of Mount Hua, one of 'world’s most dangerous trails'

May 12, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Knife blade ridges precipitous crags and steep and narrow paths – what s it like to hike what many call one of the world s most dangerous trails?


Jollibee buys out partner in China's Happy Bee

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:41 PM

This is to support the continued growth of its flagship restaurant Yonghe Kong in China its largest food business in that market

BUY OUT. Prior to the acquisition, Jollibee owns 70% interest in Happy Bee, which operates a manufacturing facility in Anhui, China

'Invincible' bacteria threatens global epidemic – study

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:01 PM

The discovery could herald a virtual return to the Dark Ages with doctors unable to control common germs

Edited image showing Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells. Original image from Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

Philippines hits back at China over South China Sea

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The Philippines has recently been among the most vocal in criticizing China s development of isolated outcroppings in the waters into large facilities capable of hosting bases and even airstrips

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

China on travel warning vs PH: 'Advice, not order'

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:04 PM

China s travel warning affects Philippine tourism as Chinese arrivals in the Philippines declined by 7 in 2014

STRENGTHENING TIES. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua opens an exhibit at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA on March 4, 2015, to mark 40 years of Philippine-China relations. Photo courtesy of DFA

German shot dead, 2 foreigners wounded in Cebu shooting

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The shooters do not intend to kill the German and mistake him for a companion of their targets an Indian and French national

SHOOTING. Scene of the crime operatives inspect a McDonald's branch that was the site of a shooting that killed a German national. Photo by Rowena Capistrano

China: We are against bullying small countries

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Accused of massive reclamation in the South China Sea China says it is countries like the Philippines that must follow international law

50% COMPLETE? A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan

China offers help to find missing AirAsia flight

Dec 29, 2014 - 2:47 PM

China offers to send planes and ships to help in the search and rescue operations for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

DEVASTATING TRAGEDY. Family members of passengers from missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on December 29, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Follow the law, China tells fishermen amid PH ruling

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:00 PM

China also vows to assist the 12 Chinese fishermen whose ship ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef found outside the disputed South China Sea

File photo of the 12 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal fishing in Tubbataha Reef, April 2013. Photo from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Facebook page

2 Manila firms charged for tax evasion

Jul 03, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Charged under the BIR s Run Against Tax Evaders program are E D Parts Supply Incorporated Haldane Philippines Incorporated and some of their officers

TAX EVADERS BUSTED. BIR slaps cases against 2 Manila-based companies for willful failure to pay tax. File photo from AFP

China blames Vietnam for ramming ships again

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:10 AM

To pin down China however Vietnam releases images of the latest ramming incident between Hanoi and Beijing in the disputed South China Sea

LATEST INCIDENT. This handout photo taken on June 23, 2014 and released to AFP on June 24, 2014 by Vietnam's maritime police allegedly shows a Chinese boat (left) supposedly ramming a Vietnamese vessel (right) in contested waters near China's deep sea drilling rig in the South China Sea. Photo by Vietnam's Maritime Police/AFP

China turns tables on PH over 'moratorium' on tensions

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

While it conducts reclamation activities China slams the Philippines for planning to build an airport and upgrade its naval facilities in the South China Sea

DISPUTED ISLANDS. An aerial photo shows Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines on July 20, 2011. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/Pool/AFP

China seeks int'l sympathy over South China Sea

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:48 AM

It s a sign that criticism over South China Sea disputes involving both the Philippines and Vietnam is starting to hurt China

Experts debunk China's claim on defying int'l rulings

Jun 06, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Facing a historic case filed by the Philippines China claims it is commonplace to snub international rulings

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

US: 'Militarization' of Spratlys to raise tensions

May 16, 2014 - 9:16 AM

China for its part says it can do anything it wants within its territory

SUSPECTED AIRSTRIP. The Philippines slams China for its 'extensive reclamation' on Mabini (Johnson) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

China demands 'immediate' release of PH-detained fishermen

May 08, 2014 - 10:23 AM

China warns the Philippines against taking any provocative actions on the incident which it claims occurred in an area where it has undisputable sovereign rights

PH on China: Judge us by actions, not words

Apr 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The Philippines deflects China s barrage of propaganda since the day Manila filed a historic pleading against Beijing

HISTORIC PLEADING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario announces on March 30, 2014, that Manila has filed a nearly 4,000-page memorial against Beijing. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

China's strategy vs PH: Trial by publicity

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Out of court China wages legal warfare against the Philippines

China to PH: ‘Friends avoid lawsuits’

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:05 PM

China says it is part of its culture and tradition to avoid a lawsuit especially one involving a long standing friend like the Philippines

Meteor Fever: 'Meteor Garden' returns on TV

Mar 31, 2014 - 12:32 PM

Filipino fans are excited for the return of Meteor Garden on local TV

China on 'offer' to PH: 'Sheer fabrication'

Mar 03, 2014 - 1:38 PM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies that China proposed the mutual withdrawal of ships from Scarborough Shoal to derail a historic case filed by the Philippines

China offers PH 'carrot' to quit case

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:53 AM

China wants to stop the Philippines from filing its written pleading in the case sources say The rising superpower says it has no information about this