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North Korea's Kim asked China's Xi to help lift sanctions – report

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:08 PM

A Japanese newspaper reports that Kim Jong-un asked the Chinese president to help ease the sanctions that have crippled North Korea's economy

Xi Jinping, U.S. defense chief meet amid troubled security relations

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:18 PM

US Defense Secretary James Mattis, visiting Beijing to take the measure of China's global security ambitions, especially in the South China Sea, tells Xi Jinping he wants to keep the bilateral military relationship on an even keel and find areas to cooperate

MIGHTY CHINA. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 21, 2018. Photo by Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

Taiwan president urges world to stand up to China – AFP interview

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen urges other nations to unite in defending against China's expansionist aims and to protect shared liberal values

VERSUS CHINA. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. Photo Sam Yeh/AFP

China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' after new tariffs threat

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'If the US acts irrationally and issues a list, China will have no choice but to take comprehensive measures of a corresponding number and quality and take strong, powerful countermeasures'

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

China's Xi hails 'unity' of security bloc led with Russia

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says this year, they would 'draw up a blueprint for the SCO's future growth'

VISIT AND SUMMIT. Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8, 2018. Putin arrived for a state visit to China, and for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Leaders Summit in the eastern port city of Qingdao on June 9-10. Photo by Greg Baker/Pool/AFP

Xi Jinping touts Vladimir Putin ties as U.S. tensions bring them closer

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:23 PM

'This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russia,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping

FRIENDS. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8, 2018. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/POOL/AFP

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Speaking at a high-profile security summit in Singapore, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis also says the US military continues to support diplomats pushing for the 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

JAMES MATTIS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

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Key sites during the Marawi siege. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte on China, Dengvaxia controversy, Trump on Kim | Midday wRap

May 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Geopolitics, Duterte-style

May 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Duterte wants us to believe that China will intervene to keep him in power. What is troubling with Duterte’s empty boast is it unmasks his provincial view of regional security and his malnourished understanding of sovereignty.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption as he convenes with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: 'Remain meek, humble' to get 'mercy' of China's Xi

May 16, 2018 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says China's Xi Jinping is proposing a 'bigger share' for the Philippines in a joint development of the West Philippine Sea

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte is accompanied by Chinese President Xi Jinping prior to the start of the dinner hosted by the Chinese President at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Duterte says China's Xi vowed to protect him from ouster

May 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'We will not allow you to be taken out from your office,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recalls Chinese President Xi Jinping telling him

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. Malacañang file photo

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet ahead of Trump summit

May 08, 2018 - 11:39 PM

Kim's trip to Dalian is his second visit to China since March, highlighting efforts by the Cold War-era allies to mend relations that have chilled as Beijing has supported UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear activities

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

Duterte offers ’60-40’ deal to China in West PH Sea joint exploration

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:19 PM

'President Xi is a friend. We'll share with you,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on his planned joint exploration with China

COOPERATING WITH CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with President Xi Jinping during his state visit in October 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

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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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

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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

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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

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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