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Duterte: Chinese bases on disputed sea were built as shield from...

By Arjay L. Balinbin BEIJING’S military bases in the disputed South China Sea were built to defend China against any attack by the United States,...

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminum...

The US Commerce Department said Friday it recommended imposing tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and...

Philippines to register Filipino names for Benham Rise features

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The Philippine government plans to register Filipino names to the undersea features in Benham Rise before the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO),...

No bad faith by China — Palace

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said it was not attributing bad faith on the part of China in the controversy over the latter’s naming undersea features...

MWSS expects three Chinese firms to buy Kaliwa dam project bid...

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) expects three Chinese companies to secure procurement documents before the government agency bids out the Kaliwa dam project...

Talks on PHL-China joint maritime exploration resume

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Philippines and the People’s Republic of China, during the Second Meeting of the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism (BCM) held in Manila...

No special treatment for China in Philippine Rise, Palace defends

THE GOVERNMENT has belied allegations by critics on Thursday, Feb. 8, that it gave special treatment to the People’s Republic of China on its...

PHL to keep ‘close ties’ with China, avoid tension

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE PHILIPPINES is keen on maintaining close ties with the People’s Republic of China despite its incessant militarization in the West...

Roque cries ‘fake news’ on remarks on Benham Rise

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. on Sunday said recent statements attributed to him regarding sovereignty issues over Benham Rise...

Senator tells DFA to make public Benham Rise permit given to...

SENATOR MARIA Lourdes Nancy S. Binay has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the details of the permit given to Chinese oceanographers...

Duterte wants China to patrol southern Philippine waters

By Arjay L. Balinbin CHINA MAY be invited to help patrol waters bounded by the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia to get rid of pirates and...

China research in PHL waters for the sake of science, Palace...

ALLOWING CHINA to do research in Philippine waters is in pursuit of science, Malacañang defended yesterday, Jan. 18. “Alam ninyo po it’s a scientific research....

China to step up banking oversight in ‘arduous’ fight on financial...

CHINA will step up oversight in the banking sector this year to reduce financial risks, the country’s banking regulator said, stressing that long-term efforts...

China box office posts turnaround, grows 13%

BEIJING — China’s movie box-office revenue rose 13.45% last year to 55.91 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), more than tripling the 2016 growth rate as...

China’s most awarded wine is now here

The 17th edition of the Grand Wine Experience, subtitled “Degustation,” took place at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom on Nov. 24. Once more the...

China’s banks need more capital after credit boom

CHINA’S banks should increase their capital buffers to protect against any sudden economic downturn following a credit boom, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. In...

Victoria’s Secret to charm China with fashion gala

SHANGHAI -- The star-studded, super-hyped Victoria’s Secret lingerie show hits the catwalk in Shanghai today, the first time the US brand is holding its...

PHL, China sign agreement for maiden panda bond issuance

THE Philippine government and the Bank of China (BOC) on Thursday signed the underwriting agreement of the country’s maiden issuance of $200 million worth...

Final ASEAN chairman’s 31st summit statement now even softer on China

THE FINAL version of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chairman’s statement at the end of the bloc’s 31st summit -- released to...

China Jan.-Oct. outbound investment falls amid crackdown

BEIJING — China’s non-financial outbound direct investment from January to October fell 40.9% year on year to $86.31 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said...

Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit

NEW DELHI/SEOUL -- For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the US to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President...

China, PHL make strong pitch for reaffirmed ties

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE PHILIPPINES and China held bilateral talks on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and signed 14 agreements during what President Rodrigo...

Trump’s Russia, Duterte’s China

Siegfried and Roy had a long-running and very successful act at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. The act featured two white tigers that...

US-Philippines ties warm a year after Obama dust-up

US President Donald Trump is set to sit down for a formal meeting with Rodrigo Duterte today, Nov. 13, as ties warm a year after...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

Seoul sharpens SE Asia focus amid tiff with Beijing

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia Associate Editor SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting Manila to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

Duterte advises caution anew on maritime dispute

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed caution anew about taking up the Philippines’ maritime dispute with China over the South China Sea. But at the same...

Lapeña: ‘Massive gap’ in Philippine-China trade data caused by smugglers

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bureau of Customs zeroed in on gross misdeclaration of goods imported from China as the reason behind a...

Duterte to raise maritime issues with China

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Nov. 8, said he will raise maritime issues between the Philippines and China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Indonesia’s Finance chief says no stigma in China links

JAKARTA -- Indonesia is open to all foreign investment and any stigma attached to China is likely driven by a lack of information or...

Jollibee shuts China hot pot chain

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter JOLLIBEE FOODS Corp. is closing its 12 Hotpot restaurant chain in China, as it shifts its focus on building larger...

World’s hottest PC game could get locked out of China

THE WORLD’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online...

ASEAN, China hold joint drills

BEIJING -- China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signaling a lull...

China October factory growth slows more than expected on smog war,...

BEIJING – Growth in China’s manufacturing sector cooled more than expected in October in the face of tighter pollution rules that are forcing many...

China e-commerce firm eyes Philippine market

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato A CHINESE global online shopping company is looking to enter the Philippines amid the continued growth of the local e-commerce...

China must be allowed peaceful rise, experts say

THE government’s pivot to China provides the opportunity to participate in that country’s desire for a “peaceful rise,” as Beijing reverses centuries of decline...

China’s box-office revenues to bounce back in 2017 says regulator

BEIJING – China’s movie box-office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to...

Chinese firms considering to locate in PHL

CHINESE electronic firms have expressed interest in locating in Philippine economic zones, the country’s top development planner said following their investment road show in...

President Xi lays out vision for ‘new era’

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” for...

Reform hopes fade in China

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping’s rule in China has been marked by a muscular stance in many areas -- from corruption to foreign policy...

Chinese donation for Marawi reconstruction

FORTY-SEVEN heavy equipment donated by the Chinese government for the reconstruction of Marawi City arrived on Oct. 10 at the Port of Iligan. The...

Why China’s 19th National Party Congress matters to the Philippines

By Aaron Jed Rabena ON Oct. 18, the largest ruling political party in the world – the Communist Party of China – will hold its...

Golden getaway: cost, safety prompt more Chinese tourists to stay closer...

SHANGHAI – As China’s army of tourists prepares for this week’s “Golden Week” vacation, the hottest destinations aren’t Paris, New York or Tokyo. Instead,...

Bowl sells for Chinese porcelain record $37.7M – Sotheby’s

HONG KONG – A 1,000-year-old bowl from China’s Song Dynasty sold at auction for $37.7 million on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese porcelain,...

China’s under-the-radar bond boom may be next risk target as sales...

CHINA’S riskiest borrowers are ramping up sales of short-term dollar debt again, reigniting speculation the authorities will clamp down on what has become a...