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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...

China home prices rise in fewer cities in property slowdown

SHANGHAI — China’s home prices rose in the fewest cities since January, adding to signs of a real estate industry slowdown as officials persist...

Economic managers plan China infra roadshow in late Sept.

CABINET OFFICIALS will visit China on Sept. 27-29 in a bid to attract more potential infrastructure investors as well as to review the progress...

Ceramics exhibit a snapshot of China-Philippine maritime trade

BEFORE the Spanish arrived and the galleons sailed back and forth across the Pacific, China had long been bartering goods with the Philippines: food...

PPA, China port authority sign deal to improve operations

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Port and Shipping Authority (PSA) of Haikou City in China have partnered for the improvement of port...

Government in final stages of preparation for panda bond sale

THE GOVERNMENT plans to be ready for the sale of yuan-denominated bonds by November, said a senior official of the Treasury bureau which is...

Yuan’s new role as haven is last great hope for dim...

A RECORD RALLY in the offshore yuan is rekindling hope for the dim sum bond market. With China’s currency defying North Korea tensions to be...

China’s Xi says global economy improving, urges BRICS to resist protectionism

XIAMEN, CHINA — President Xi Jinping told an international summit on Tuesday that although the global economy had improved, risk factors had also increased. Addressing...

What slowdown? Factories chug along as global demand holds

LONDON/HONG KONG -- Factories across Asia and Europe cranked up production last month as global demand remained strong, confounding expectations growth may have peaked....

China mixup shows risk of poor market communication

THE CAPACITY of China’s central bank to surprise markets is so great that, last week, it left investors chewing over whether a  data error...

US think tank expert flags planned joint development in disputed sea

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter and Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor A JOINT development between the Philippines and China in the resource-rich South China Sea would...

Palace denies lawmaker’s claim of Chinese flag planted near Kota Island

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter MALACAÑANG on Thursday denied the claims of a lawmaker that a Chinese flag was planted on a sand cay near...

Wage hikes in China bring some jobs and factories back to...

WHILE there is no end in sight to off-shoring by Japanese companies, signs are emerging that surging wages in China are encouraging at least some...

China blockbuster joins top 100 grossing films worldwide

SHANGHAI – Fresh from shattering China’s box-office record, patriotic blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood...

Battle against China’s fake foods drives new tech frontier

A BOWL of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall....

Chinese studio rivaling Nintendo rethinks games for the West

CHANCES ARE few outside of China have heard of NetEase, Inc., though it makes more money from games than Nintendo Co. Now it wants...

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

BEIJING urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and “say no” to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute,...