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China’s Li, Duterte to meet at ASEAN Summit

BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold talks with President Rodrigo Duterte and other Filipino officials during his five-day official visit to the Philippines for the ASEAN and East Asia Leaders’ Summit on November 12-16. In a regular press conference on Monday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesperson Hua Chunying said both Li and Duterte …

China to maintain close communication with PH: MFA

BEIJING — A week after Chinese leader Xi Jinping assured China will not resort to hegemony, the Chinese government has promised to maintain good and healthy relations with the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte. “We stand ready to continue to maintain close communication with the Philippine government under the leadership of President Duterte for stronger …

Xi retains CPC top post, vows decent lives for Chinese people

BEIJING – As expected, the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday granted Xi Jinping fresh mandate as general secretary of the Party’s central committee. During the first plenary session on Wednesday, the 204 members and 172 alternates of the 19th CPC Central Committee elected members of the Political Bureau of Central Committee and its seven-man Standing …

Xi’s report to boost PH-China relations: PH envoy

BEIJING – Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana has expressed optimism that Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s report to the 19th CPC National Congress would boost the relations between Manila and Beijing. “There are portions in his report which are related to the plans of both China and the Philippines. …

Chinese VP lauds 14th China-ASEAN Expo organizers

BEIJING — Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli lauded the successful holding of the 14th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Nanning, China last week. “China-ASEAN Expo is becoming better and better each year. The Expo is very successful,” Zhang told the 300 foreign journalists whom he met at the Great Hall …

BRICS leaders condemn NoKor’s nuke test

XIAMEN CITY – BRICS leaders on Monday condemned the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK,” stated in the Xiamen Declaration adopted by consensus of BRICS leaders during the 9th BRICS Summit held in this southeastern coastal Chinese city. “We express deep …

Chinese leader seeks wider BRICS coverage

XIAMEN CITY – Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for broader coverage of BRICS cooperation to increase its global influence and deliver more tangible benefits to the people of other emerging market and developing countries. Speaking at the opening of the BRICS Business Forum in Xiamen on Sunday, Xi said the BRICS will usher another golden …

Chinese firms seize Belt & Road’s ‘boundless’ opportunities

TIANJIN City — Large Chinese construction companies have expressed enthusiasm to seize abundant opportunities that Belt and Road Initiative is offering to broaden their overseas market. Since interconnectivity of infrastructure is the priority of the Belt and Road, Wang Xingzhou, board chairman of China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co., Ltd, (CR18G), said opportunities now for construction …

Tianjin Sports Museum to take center stage in 13th National Games

TIANJIN CITY, Aug. 11— The newly opened Tianjin Sports Museum will be put into limelight as Tianjin City in China host the much-awaited national finals of the 13th National Games from August 27 to September 8. The museum was officially opened to the public for free only last March just in time for the quadrennial …

President Duterte signs EO institutionalizing 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Hotline

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) institutionalizing the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Hotline that would further bolster his war against corruption, reduce red tape and expedite transactions in government. Under EO No. 06 signed by the President on Oct. 14, an 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center has been established to serve as …

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