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SILK ROAD: Chinese money trap simply explained

This is how the Chinese money trap works. An excellent reminder just in time when the present POTP Duterte administration is clawing hard and good at funds dangled by the regime in the mainland. I like how Nas made a factual example about Sri Lanka (before, Ceylon) which is now […]

China builds world’s longest sea-crossing bridge

Where can one find the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge? The easiest guess is in Hong Kong. But to be more specific, it starts from Hong Kong through Zhuhai (in China’s southern Guangdong province) and connecting with Macau Special Administrative Region. The long and winding structure was built at the tune […]

Watch How to Bore Hole on China Ceramic Mug

I am sharing here my first try at making holes on China-made ceramic cups and mugs. Thanks to our surprise guest host Ger for showing us how to safely insert the 3/8 inch Diamond plus drill bit. The main tool I will be using for this project’s completion. Thanks again […]

Watch: Let’s talk about the Chinese Zodiac thingy

Today, I temporarily place under my drawer the primary concern of growing more subs. Because today we go Chinese. I mean, I will talk in passing about the Chinese Zodiac as very soon the Chinese New Year will come with a bang on Feb 16, 2018 and end on Feb […]

Dozens dead, many injured in east China construction site collapse

FENGCHENG, Jiangxi Province, Nov. 24 — Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and three others injured after a construction platform collapsed in east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said. More than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting to begin their shift […]

Panatag Shoal definitely Philippines’, yet fishermen cautioned from fishing

If we are to read between the maps, Panatag Shoal or its traditional English name of Scarborough Shoal is not in China’s front yard. This according to Google which recently updated the mostly popular online reference map and removed the counterpart Chinese name (characters) on its site when browsing on […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed South China Sea?

China has deployed long-range anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, a media report said today, even as US President Barack Obama called for “tangible steps” to settle territorial disputes in the resource-rich region. Satellite images showed two batteries of eight surface-to-air […]

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first […]

Taiwan elects opposition, pro-Independence first lady president

Opposition candidate elected as first female president of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen from Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected the first female president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), local media reported citing live television figures from polling stations. The opposition candidate has gained 60 percent of the vote, […]

Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK

Yes, Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK. Good news for them. China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy. The move which entered effect immediately was announced by the […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea Japan is fortifying its island chain in the East China Sea under a strategy intended to keep China’s navy from dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said. The United States is pushing its allies in Asia, […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

US to extend $250-M military aid to allies in Southeast Asia

The United States will contribute more than a quarter of a billion dollars to its allies in Southeast Asia to enhance regional maritime security, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday. “Committing USD119 million in Fiscal Year 2015 to develop Southeast Asian maritime capabilities and will seek […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

Report: U.S. to continue navigation operation in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter indicated Tuesday that the United States will continue its freedom of navigation operation, the day after the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer to within what China claims to be territorial waters around its man-made islands in the South China Sea also known as the […]

Philippines cautious in joining China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

MANILA, June 4 — The Philippines is cautiously studying whether or not to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) amid the country’s huge need for more infrastructure, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday. “The Philippines, like any other country, has tremendous infrastructure needs,” the President said during […]

PAL adds Jinjiang as new destination to China

MANILA, April — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has expanded its international flight route network with the launching of flights to Jinjiang, China. Flights to the new route started last April 25. The service departs Manila at 11 a.m. via PR356 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving Jinjiang at 1:25 p.m. […]

Chinese rover Yutu reveals Moon’s multiple geological past

WASHINGTON, March 14 — Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken by China’s lunar rover Yutu, also known as Jade Rabbit, revealed at least nine subsurface layers beneath its moon landing site, indicating that multiple geologic processes have taken place there. Yutu is part of China’s Chang’e-3 moon mission, which delivered the rover […]

China’s lunar rover Yutu and lander took photos of each other

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — China hailed its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission “a complete success” Sunday night, after its first moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and lander took photos of each other on lunar surface. The one-minute photographing, a day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, showed […]

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Watch How to Bore Hole on China Ceramic Mug

I am sharing here my first try at making holes on China-made ceramic cups and mugs. Thanks to our surprise guest host Ger for showing us how to safely insert the 3/8 inch Diamond plus drill bit. The main tool I will be using for this project’s completion. Thanks again […]

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China builds world’s longest sea-crossing bridge

Where can one find the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge? The easiest guess is in Hong Kong. But to be more specific, it starts from Hong Kong through Zhuhai (in China’s southern Guangdong province) and connecting with Macau Special Administrative Region. The long and winding structure was built at the tune […]

Dozens dead, many injured in east China construction site collapse

FENGCHENG, Jiangxi Province, Nov. 24 — Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and three others injured after a construction platform collapsed in east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said. More than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting to begin their shift […]

China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed South China Sea?

China has deployed long-range anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, a media report said today, even as US President Barack Obama called for “tangible steps” to settle territorial disputes in the resource-rich region. Satellite images showed two batteries of eight surface-to-air […]

SILK ROAD: Chinese money trap simply explained

This is how the Chinese money trap works. An excellent reminder just in time when the present POTP Duterte administration is clawing hard and good at funds dangled by the regime in the mainland. I like how Nas made a factual example about Sri Lanka (before, Ceylon) which is now […]

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

Watch: Let’s talk about the Chinese Zodiac thingy

Today, I temporarily place under my drawer the primary concern of growing more subs. Because today we go Chinese. I mean, I will talk in passing about the Chinese Zodiac as very soon the Chinese New Year will come with a bang on Feb 16, 2018 and end on Feb […]

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PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

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SILK ROAD: Chinese money trap simply explained

This is how the Chinese money trap works. An excellent reminder just in time when the present POTP Duterte administration is clawing hard and good at funds dangled by the regime in the mainland. I like how Nas made a factual example about Sri Lanka (before, Ceylon) which is now […]

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea Japan is fortifying its island chain in the East China Sea under a strategy intended to keep China’s navy from dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said. The United States is pushing its allies in Asia, […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK

Yes, Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK. Good news for them. China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy. The move which entered effect immediately was announced by the […]

China’s lunar rover Yutu and lander took photos of each other

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — China hailed its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission “a complete success” Sunday night, after its first moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and lander took photos of each other on lunar surface. The one-minute photographing, a day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, showed […]