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Taiwan to stage live-fire drill simulating China 'invasion'

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Taiwan's 5-day drill, codenamed 'Han Kuang,' which means 'Han Glory,' will start from June 4

This undated photo taken in April 2018 shows J15 fighter jets on China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill at sea. A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early April 23, 2018, the latest show of force by Beijing's burgeoning navy in disputed waters that have riled neighbours. AFP

Joint exploration with China not just about economic benefits – expert

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'We're talking about sovereignty here. We're not just talking about [the] economic provision per se,' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft

SOVEREIGNTY. University of the Philippines Associate Professor Herman Kraft said joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea cannot only be about economic benefits. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

Joint exploration with China must fit within PH constitution – expert

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'The principal issue is still the question of: How do you deal with the constitutional limits that are before us?' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft

CONSTITUTIONAL? A joint exploration framework between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea must follow the framework of the Philippine Constituion, according to Politcal Science Professor Herman Kraft. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk Investigative: UP professor Herman Kraft on PH-China joint exploration

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

On Wednesday, April 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to University of the Philippines Political Science associate professor Herman Kraft on the issues surrounding joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies

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Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Zuckerberg on Facebook, Duterte and Xi on West Philipines Sea, Trump on Russia | Evening wRap

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Philippines not taking sides in China-U.S. trade row – Malacañang

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Nevertheless, President Rodrigo Duterte thinks 'it's high time for China to protect the east and the cause of trade liberalism,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte, Xi give 'go signal' to craft joint exploration framework

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is bent on fast-tracking the proposed joint exploration between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea

BILATERAL MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after their bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang photo

Still friends with China: Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The former Philippine president considers Chinese President Xi Jinping a 'very important person in a very important country'

NEW DIRECTOR. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attends the first general meeting of members of the Boao Forum for Asia after her election to its board of directors. Photo from Arroyo's office

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, China sign deals on Davao expressway, Filipino teachers

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) An exchange of letters on broadcasting equipment and on an agri-tech center also takes place during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Boao, China

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan pose for a photo after they exchanged signed agreements following the successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. The agreement was on Exchange of Letters for the Pre-Feasibility Study of the Proposed Davao City Expressway Project. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Chinese President Xi to visit Philippines in November

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Xi Jinping's visit will take place after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit from November 12 to 18 in Papua New Guinea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping prior to the start of the dinner hosted by the Chinese President at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Xi vows to further open China economy as U.S. trade spat simmers

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) Promising a 'new phase of opening up,' Chinese President Xi Jinping says during the Boao Forum for Asia that Beijing 'does not seek a trade surplus' and hopes to increase imports

TRADE. This photo taken on April 9, 2018 shows workers transferring soybeans at a port in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. President Xi Jinping vowed on April 10 to take new steps to open China's economy "wider and wider" amid a broiling trade confrontation with the United States. Photo by AFP

Duterte vs Sereno, La Viña on Nix, Duterte ‘loves’ Xi | Evening wRap

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:48 PM

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Duterte: 'I need China'

Apr 09, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Before flying off to China for the 3rd time, the Philippine leader says he has no plans of bringing up reclamation and construction activities by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea

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Two Koreas to hold high-level talks ahead of summit

Mar 29, 2018 - 10:27 AM

The meeting comes days after Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China to meet President Xi Jinping for the first time

PANMUNJOM. A North Korean soldier (L) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (R) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on July 19, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Zuckerberg on U.S. Congress testimony, Duterte on fake medicines, PNP on PNPA beatings | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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KIM'S FIRST TRIP ABROAD. This video grab taken from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV) on March 28, 2018 shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands during their meeting in Beijing on March 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO / CCTV

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Mar 28, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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North Korea's Kim met China's Xi on first foreign trip

Mar 28, 2018 - 8:35 AM

(UPDATED) China's President Xi Jinping also accepts an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to visit Pyongyang

KIM'S FIRST TRIP ABROAD. This video grab taken from footage released by China Central Television (CCTV) on March 28, 2018 shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands during their meeting in Beijing on March 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO / CCTV

Liberal Party senatorial slate, FASAP on SC ruling, Xi greets Duterte | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:36 PM

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China leader Xi Jinping greets Duterte on his birthday

Mar 27, 2018 - 4:41 PM

As President Rodrigo Duterte marks his 73rd birthday, Chinese President Xi Jinping praises the 'turnaround' in ties between the Philippines and China

BETTER TIES. Chinese President Xi Jinping hails the improved ties between the Philippines and China under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The Liaoning and accompanying vessels enter Taiwan's air defense zone on Tuesday, March 20, the same day Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a blistering nationalistic speech – warning against what he called any attempts to split China

LIAONING. China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017, less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Empowered Xi says China ready to fight 'bloody battle'

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:14 PM

President Xi Jinping's address caps an annual session of the National People's Congress that paved the way for him to rule for life

What the world is saying about Putin's re-election

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Here's a roundup of the global reaction to the new 6-year term of Russian President Vladimir Putin

READ ALL ABOUT IT. This photograph taken on March 19, 2018, shows a newsstand with a newspaper featuring on the front page, an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin after his re-election in Moscow on March 19, 2018. Photo by Kirill Kudyavtsev/AFP

China's parliament gives Premier Li second term

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Li is re-appointed with 2,964 votes in favor and two against during the annual session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People

SECOND TERM. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Malacañang Palace during his official visit to Manila. Malacañang photo

China's Xi Jinping calls for military loyalty to new constitution

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The rubber-stamp parliament of China on Sunday endorsed Xi's move to abolish rules limiting heads of state to 10 years in power

POWER. A soldier stands guard outside the Great Hall of the People after a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Xi's lifetime rule may mean continued hardline stance in West PH Sea – analyst

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Aaron Jed Rabena says China could be considered 'compliant' with the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling if there were peace and stability in the West Philippine Sea

HARDLINE STANCE. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena expects China to maintain a hardline stance in the West Philippine Sea as Chinese President Xi Jinping moves towards lifetime rule.

China's parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The parliament abolishes presidential term limits, giving Chinese President Xi Jinping a lifetime to push his goal of turning China into a global economic powerhouse with a 'world-class' military

Chinese President Xi Jinping votes during the third plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11, 2018. China's rubber-stamp parliament is set on March 11, to hand President Xi Jinping free rein to rule the rising Asian superpower indefinitely, with potential abstentions offering the only suspense in the historic vote. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

Trump predicts 'tremendous success' in North Korea talks

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The comments come after the American leader said he received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan

SMOOTH TALKS? US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on January 25, 2018 in Zurich en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S., China agree to keep pressure on North Korea

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) Trump and Xi committed to 'maintain pressure and sanctions until North Korea takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization,' according to the White House

TALKS. US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping committed to maintaining pressure and sanctions on North Korea, should talks between the US and North Korea backslide. Photos from AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena on Philippines-China relations

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:45 PM

On Tuesday, March 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute

China downplays lifting of presidential term limit

Mar 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

'It is conducive to uphold the authority of the Central Committee of the party with comrade Xi Jinping at the core and also to unify leadership,' says a party spokesman

TERM LIMIT ISSUE. China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP pool

World braces for blowback from Xi lifetime power play in China

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Where countries stand on the move largely depends on where they sit

PRESIDENT FOR LIFE? In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) raises his hand to vote for the reports with other China's leaders at the closing of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 24, 2017. Wang Zhao/AFP

Pimentel: Nothing wrong with PDP-Laban ties with China's Communist Party

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'Isn't this a free country? If someone else wants to run the party then they should first join, get elected as party leader, and then run it the way they want to run it,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Photo from Pimentel's official Facebook account

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

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China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi presidency

Feb 27, 2018 - 1:08 PM

(UPDATED) Censors scramble to block critical comments on social media but users of the Twitter-like Weibo website continue to speak out

In this file photo, people walk past a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping beside a sidewalk in Beijing, on October 23, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

‘Emperor Xi’? China gambles on return to lifetime rule

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Giving all the levers of power to one man could further erode human rights, unsettle other nations and even set up traps for Xi's rule at home, analysts warn

LONG MAY XI REIGN? In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Fred Dufour/AFP

Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:36 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The party's Central Committee proposes deleting from the constitution the stipulation that a president 'shall serve no more than two consecutive terms' of 5 years

CHINA'S LEADER. In this file photo, a man walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping with a slogan reading 'Chinese Dream, People's Dream' beside a road in Beijing on October 16, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

Brexit haunts May as she seeks China trade post-EU

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Criticism in London over her domestic agenda and her handling of Britain's contentious divorce with the European Union looms large over her China trip

IN CHINA. British Prime Minister Theresa May attends a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 31, 2018. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool/AFP

China tightens screws on social media

Jan 28, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Authorities take aim not just on explicit depictions of sex and violence, but anything they consider low brow from crude cartoons and dirty jokes to celebrity gossip

CONTROL. China tightly controls web content as restrictions on free speech have increased since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION] Xi Jinping – in Duterte's footsteps, so to speak...

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

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China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015 – Xinhua

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the internet

VIDEO BANS. A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing on June 1, 2017. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

South Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Moon Jae-In heads to Beijing on Wednesday, December 13, and will hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping

TO CHINA. South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the 31st ASEAN summit in Manila. Photo by Russell Palma/Pool Photo/File

'Should've left them in jail!' – Trump slams ungrateful LaVar Ball

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Donald Trump takes it out on social media to respond to LaVar Ball's ungratefulness

UNGRATEFUL. The US President Donald Trump calls out LaVar Ball for being 'ungrateful'. File Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. college players released by China thank Trump

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:53 PM

All 3 UCLA players LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of LA Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – Cody Riley and Jalen Hill admit guilt and thank US President Donald Trump for helping secure their release

GRATEFUL. This file photo taken on February 23, 2017 shows LiAngelo Ball #3 while he was still playing for Chino Hills High School. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UCLA's LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrive on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles