Nov 21, 2016

Duterte to declare disputed area a no-fishing zone for all

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to issue a formal order declaring a sprawling lagoon in a disputed South China Sea shoal a maritime sanctuary where Filipinos and Chinese will be prohibited from fishing, officials said in a statement Monday. National Security Adviser Hermogenes ...

With Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

Nov 18, 2016

With Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

China will position itself as free trade’s new champion at an Asia-Pacific summit this weekend, with the Communist government seeking to project economic leadership as the Trans-Pacific Partnership languishes under President-elect Donald Trump. Beijing aims to capitalize on the Trump-induced coma of the U.S.-led ...

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Nov 15, 2016

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Liu Huizhen, a petite, soft-spoken farmer’s daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China’s all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as Chinese vote Tuesday for low-level representatives, authorities have responded to Liu’s bid as an independent candidate in a southwestern ...

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Nov 13, 2016

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong on Sunday in support of China’s decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city’s freedoms being under threat. Beijing’s ruling last week preempted a decision by ...