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Pinoy community in China gives aid to ‘Ompong’ victims

BEIJING, China — The Filipino community here has organized a cash-transfer donation via social media and mobile payment application Wechat to help provide cash assistance to victims of Typhoon “Ompong” (international name “Mangkhut”) in the Philippines, particularly in... Read More

Kim, Moon agree to denuclearize Korean peninsula

PYONGYANG/SEOUL – The leaders of the two Koreas agreed Wednesday to end military tensions and try to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in made the pledge... Read More

Japanese bizman to become first private moon tourist

WASHINGTON -- American company SpaceX revealed on Monday that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, would be the first private and paying customer to ride around the Moon aboard the company's next-generation rocket.Maezawa, the founder of Japan's largest online clothing retailer site Zozotown,... Read More

Tarlac showcased as ‘city of charm’ in 15th China-ASEAN Expo

GUANGXI, China — Philippine officials showcased the province of Tarlac as the country’s “city of charm” during the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which opened Wednesday at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center (NICEC).In her speech in front of Chinese... Read More

15th China-ASEAN Expo opens in Nanning

NANNING, Guangxi -- Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday called for closer cooperation between China and ASEAN as he officially opened the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) at the Nanning International Convention and Exposition Center here.CAEXPO is expected to further promote ties among the... Read More

Pinoy bizmen join investment, trade fair in China

XIAMEN, China-- Thousands of business leaders and investors gathered at the opening ceremony of the 20th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center here on Saturday.Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and... Read More

3rd Moon-Kim summit to be held Sept. 18-20: envoy

SEOUL-- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to North Korea from Sept. 18-20 for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Moon's special envoy said Thursday, one day after his trip to the communist state."First, the South and the North agreed to hold a South-North Korean summit in... Read More

Magnitude 6.7 quake, aftershocks rock Japan's Hokkaido

TOKYO -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and a number of aftershocks rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said, with one person found with no vital signs.The major temblor was centered in the Hokkaido prefecture at 3:08 a.m. local time Thursday... Read More

Houses buried by mudslides after magnitude 6.7 quake rocks Hokkaido

TOKYO -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and a number of aftershocks rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture early Thursday, leaving multiple houses buried by landslides.Rescue work is underway to search for the missing.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the major... Read More

China's super hybrid rice output sets new world record

KUNMING -- Super hybrid rice output in test fields in southwestern Yunnan Province has set a new world record, local authorities said Monday.The latest output of three plots at a super hybrid rice demonstration base located in Datun Township in the city of Gejiu reached an average of 1,152.3 kg per... Read More

How Binhai effect forges culture of innovation

TIANJIN, China – From a salt alkaline wasteland to a new hub of innovation and cyberspace -- that is how the Binhai City in Tianjin was rebranded and is continuously being developed in the so-called Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA).TBNA stands on the shore of the Bohai Sea, also called as Bohai... Read More

Australia's Curtin U offers free language program for int'l students

PERTH, Australia -- In a move to assist international students meet English language requirements and put them on a pathway to success, Curtin University is offering a free 10-week, tailor-made program to enhance language skills and immerse students in the Australian academic culture.In addition to... Read More

Economic managers bat for cooperation projects in China visit

BEIJING, China - The Duterte adminisration's economic managers led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to discuss various project cooperations with their Chinese counterparts.Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other Chinese officials... Read More

China’s biggest wine expo to open in Sept.

BEIJING, China -- Thousands of wine exhibitors, drinkers and enthusiasts will converge in the upcoming 8th China International Alcoholic Beverage Expo that will be held at the Guiyang International Conference and Exhibition Center in Guizhou province, southwest of China, on September 9-12.“The... Read More

Documentary showcases rich ASEAN-China cooperation

BEIJING, China -- ASEAN diplomats, attaches and media professionals convened Saturday for the presentation of the first large-scale documentary focusing on cultural exchanges between the ASEAN bloc and China.The ASEAN-China in partnership with Nanning Municipal Government and Eleven Media presented... Read More

Unisys unveils TrustCheck

LAS VEGAS -- Unisys Corp. has launched the Unisys TrustCheck (TM), a new service that draws on the strength of an analytics model used in the cyber insurance industry to quickly and easily assess the potential financial impact of cyber risks.The company launched the service at the Black Hat USA 2018... Read More

Italy declares state of emergency due to collapsed bridge

GENOA, Italy -- The Italian government has declared the state of emergency in the Liguria region surrounding the northwest city of Genoa, a day after the dramatic collapse of a major motorway bridge that caused dozens of victims, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday.A state of emergency... Read More

Brunei to face ageing population from 2020: minister

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei will move towards an ageing population after the year of 2020, Haji Aminuddin Ihsan,the sultanate's Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, said on Sunday."According to statistics from the Department of Economic Planning and Development in 2016, the age group of those... Read More

Chinese students learn Pinoy culture in ‘Ni Hao’ activity

BEIJING, China – Some 64 students from various schools in China learned facts about the Philippines in a “Ni Hao (Hello), Philippines” activity at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing on August 9.“Ni Hao, Philippines” is an annual activity initiated by the cultural section... Read More

Winners of 2018 Andrei Int’l Photo Contest bared

MOSCOW, Russia – Rossiya Segodnya Media Group has announced on August 6 the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest.First prize in the Top News category is Justin Sullivan (South Africa) for his image “Stand Off”, in which a police officer points his gun at... Read More