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Report to US Congress flags China as threat

A TOP United States military official has raised concerns over China’s ongoing militarization in the South China Sea, saying China may challenge US presence in the region once it deploys its forces in its bases in the disputed waters.

China may use control over disputed sea to challenge US presence...

A report from the United States Congressional Research Service revealed China's capability to control the South China Sea in the event that a war...

China to investigate Scarborough incident

THE CHINESE government on Monday said it is investigating the reported incident regarding Chinese Coast Guard members who were caught in a video taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in the waters of Scarborough Shoal.

PHL’s top diplomat: ‘More gains’ with China under Duterte

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Sunday said the Philippines under the Duterte administration has more gains with China because of its “prudent and patient diplomatic approach” compared with the previous administration.

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

Asia sees China and United States as threats to rules-based order

LONDON -- For many US allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grown-ups in the room.

China launches tax evasion probe into film, TV industry

SHANGHAI — China will launch a tax evasion investigation into the country’s film and television industry, the tax bureau said in a statement posted on its official website on Sunday.

China warns US against tariffs as trade talks end

Beijing, China -- China warned the US that any deals reached during ongoing trade talks would be void if Washington went ahead with imposing...

Senate to hold hearings on China’s increased activities in disputed sea

The Senate will hold hearings on the increased activities of China in South China Sea, foreign relations committee chair Loren B. Legarda said on...

De Lima seeks probe on influx of Chinese workers in the...

Senator Leila M. De Lima has called for an investigation into the influx of Chinese nationals employed and residing in the Philippines, which she...

China’s stock profile to grow as A-shares make MSCI debut

Shanghai — More than 200 Chinese companies debuted Friday in MSCI equity indices in what analysts call a small yet significant step in China's cautious...

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to...

China urges US, North Korea to ‘show goodwill’ after summit scrapped

Beijing, China -- China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to be patient and "show goodwill" after US President Donald Trump...

China is said to plan tariff cut on wide range of...

China is planning to reduce import duties on consumer goods ranging from food to cosmetics, people familiar with the matter said. The tariff cuts, which...

Bigwigs lead call for more assertive stance vs China militarization

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio ACTING CHIEF Justice Antonio T. Carpio is among the prominent voices calling for a more assertive Philippine government stance amid...

Global markets rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

New York -- Global stock markets got a bounce Monday (US time) after the US and China effectively called a truce in what had...

Trump retreats from China tariffs amid White House trade discord

President Donald Trump retreated from imposing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods because of White House discord over trade strategy and...

China said to consider ending birth limits as soon as 2018

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in...

Carpio: Philippines must formally protest China militarization

In response to the sighting of Chinese long-range bombers in the Paracel Islands, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Tuesday, May 22, insisted...

Get ready for annual US-China trade wars, Credit Suisse says

Same time next year? Anyone breathing a sigh of relief on Monday may have to get used to featuring China-U.S. trade wars in their...

Oil gains near $72 as world’s top economies reach trade truce

Oil advanced near $72 a barrel as an economic truce between the U.S. and China eased fears of a trade war, and before a...

Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China

Washington -- US and Chinese officials will hold further trade talks in Washington on Friday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump discounted...

The Monkey King wreaks havoc in the CCP

WHO WOULD pass up a free show? In celebration of the 43rd year of the formal establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China,...

China hails Trump’s ZTE olive branch ahead of trade talks

Beijing -- China on Monday hailed President Donald Trump's offer to prevent Chinese telecom giant ZTE from collapsing due to a US technology ban,...

ZTE woes loom as trade tensions rise

WASHINGTON -- With a major Chinese smartphone maker on the rocks following US sanctions, the trade spat between Washington and Beijing appears to be...

Critical US-China trade talks end in Beijing

Beijing -- China and the US ended the second day of high-stakes trade talks Friday with "big differences", Beijing said, leaving the world's two...

China will continue to ‘hold high the great banner of Marxism’,...

Beijing -- Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged Friday his country will keep following Marxism, as the world's largest communist party prepares to mark the...

Lawmaker condemns China’s installation of defense  system on Mischief Reef

A lawmaker "strongly" condemned China's installation of a missile system in the West Philippine Sea. "The Chinese has also set up missiles in the...

China is weakening its currency before US trade talks begin

China weakened its daily currency fixing by more than traders and analysts had expected before high-ranking US officials arrive in the country to discuss...

Peppa Pig reported to have been purged from Chinese video app

China’s push to cleanse its internet of unsavory elements appears to have claimed an unlikely victim, with thousands of videos of children’s cartoon program...

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Jack Ma says nations need tech to sidestep US grip on...

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma argues that nations from Japan to China need to develop their own semiconductor technology to get around America’s grip on...

China bolsters lenders vs shadow industry

INVESTORS who pushed up Chinese bank shares last week on news of lower reserve requirements may have been celebrating too soon. The subtext to Tuesday’s...

ASEAN summit in Singapore to include talks on South China Sea

The South China Sea issue will be one of the topics to be discussed by leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

Philippines hopes for sea exploration pact with China this year

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is confident that an agreement with China to jointly explore for oil and gas in South China Sea...

China offers visa-free travel to Hainan

BEIJING — China unveiled plans Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical...

Emerging markets have had a good run; things may get bumpier

Emerging markets have weathered this year’s market volatility just fine so far. But some investors are using this as an opportunity to get a...

China economic growth shored up by consumption as industry eases

China’s economic expansion held up amid robust consumer spending, underpinning global growth and giving authorities room to purge excessive borrowing, while the industrial sector...

China to remove foreign limits on makers of ships and aircraft

China will remove foreign-ownership limits for ship and aircraft manufacturing among key industries it’s liberalizing this year. The nation will abolish foreign limits for the...

Study finds China leading S. Korea, US in race to develop...

WASHINGTON — China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G,...

Japan ‘rare earth’ haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance

TOKYO — The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable “rare earth” elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia’s...

Philippines ‘not taking sides’ in China-US trade war but wants Beijing...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hainan, China on Tuesday, April 10,...

Philippine government wants joint exploration deal with China ‘done ASAP’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration wants the agreement on the joint oil and gas exploration between the Philippines and the...

Duterte off to Hong Kong

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter After his participation at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan Province in China, President Rodrigo R. Duterte proceeded...

China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a...