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India is now the biggest source of migrants to Australia


India has become the leading source of permanent migrants to Australia for the first time, ahead of China, a government report showed on Monday. Reflecting the growing prominence of Asia to Australia, seven of the top 10 source countries during 2011-2012 were from the region, Australia’s Migration Trends study showed. “Between 1996 and 2011, Australia’s … Continue reading

Australian hostage freed by Al-Qaida group in the Philippines after 15 months


The family of Australian Warren Rodwell are “enormously relieved” after he was freed by his captors in the southern Philippines after almost 15 months. Mr Rodwell, from Sydney, was taken hostage by notorious al-Qaida-linked group Abu Sayyaf on December 5, 2011. Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr confirmed he was released from captivity on the island … Continue reading

July 16 1990 Earthquake wreaks havoc in the Philippines


On July 16th 1990, more than 1,000 people were killed when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Luzon Island in the Philippines. The massive tremor wreaked havoc across a sizeable portion of Luzon, the country’s largest island, with Baguio City suffering the most devastating effects. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 4:26 p.m., was north … Continue reading

July 11 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China gives family in forced abortion case US$11,000 Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ July 11, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment The family of a Shaanxi woman forced to undergo an abortion because she ran afoul of the mainland’s one-child policy has accepted a cash settlement from the government. Feng Jianmei’s husband, Deng Jiyuan, said on … Continue reading

July 3 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China, Vietnam: Hardened lines in the South China Sea Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ July 3, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Tit-for-tat moves by China and Vietnam represent the latest indication that tensions could break into conflict over contested and potentially resource rich maritime areas in the South China Sea. Hanoi’s National Assembly late last … Continue reading

June 29 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Qiao Shi’s book rouses demand for judicial independence in China Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 29, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment I hailed recent publication of Qiao Shi’s book “Qiao Shi on Democracy and Legal System” in my post “Chinese rule of law and democracy advocator Qiao Shi returns”. Qiao Shi, though retired, has been striving … Continue reading

June 28 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’ Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 28, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment Vietnam has denounced China‘s opening of offshore oil blocks to foreign companies in contested areas of the South China Sea as “illegal”, as territorial tensions grow between the communist neighbours. On Saturday, the China National Offshore Oil … Continue reading

June 25 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Fatality after Philippine boat rammed by Chinese vessel near shoal Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 25, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment The Philippines said yesterday a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing. The fishing boat set out from … Continue reading

June 19 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Cambodia arrests Frenchman linked to China’s Bo Xilai scandal Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 19, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment A French architect with ties to disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been arrested in Cambodia, the French embassy said Tuesday, in a new twist to China’s biggest political scandal in decades. Cambodian police … Continue reading

June 14 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


North Korean missile launchers came from China Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 14, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Japan has evidence that a Chinese company exported to North Korea vehicles capable of transporting and launching missiles, in possible violation of U.N. sanctions, Japanese media reported Wednesday. China called the reports inaccurate, and denied violating … Continue reading

June 12 1898 Philippine independence declared


On June 12 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines as part of … Continue reading

June 11 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 11, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment In the early years of China’s rise to economic and military prowess, the guiding principle for its government was Deng Xiaoping‘s maxim: “Hide Your Strength, Bide Your Time.” Now, more than three decades after … Continue reading

June 9 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China plays down US support to Manila in South China Sea dispute Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 9, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment China’s official news agency, Xinhua, says that US President Barack Obama met Filipino President Benigno Aquino at the White House, and the two countries reiterated their commitment to strengthen their bilateral relations. The … Continue reading

June 2 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Google takes on China’s censors Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 2, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Google has fired a new salvo in a censorship battle with Beijing by adding a feature that warns mainland users when they use search keywords that might produce blocked results and suggests they try other terms. Google’s announcement … Continue reading

May 27 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Manila appoints envoy to Beijing Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ May 27, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment SCMP’s Raissa Robles reports that veteran diplomat Sonia Brady, familiar with Sino-Philippine relations, has been appointed the new Philippine ambassador to China. The appointment is waiting for parliamentary approval. It shows the Philippine president’s efforts to ease the tension in … Continue reading

May 25 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Visa row over teachers at US Confucius Institutes Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ May 25, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment SCMP reporter Shi Jiangtao reports in Beijing, “Beijing is caught up in a diplomatic row with Washington over alleged visa violations at Chinese government-sponsored Confucius Institutes in the United States.” According to Shi, a US State Department … Continue reading

April 27, 1521 Ferdinand Magellan killed in the Philippines


On April 27th 1521, after travelling three-quarters of the way around the globe, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines. Earlier in the month, his ships had dropped anchor at the Philippine island of Cebu, and Magellan met with the local chief, who after converting to … Continue reading

April 3 1942 The Fall Of Bataan Begins


On April 3rd 1942, the Japanese infantry staged a major offensive against Allied troops in Bataan, the peninsula guarding Manila Bay of the Philippine Islands. The invasion of the Japanese 14th Army, which began in December 1941 and was led by General Masaharu Homma, had already forced General Douglas MacArthur’s troops from Manila, the Philippine … Continue reading

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In a recent briefing, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Avril Haines warned, “I would characterize it as the Russians aren’t winning, and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.” So, where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? What is Russian President Putin planning next? Is Europe ready for […]

China is defying global order to expand power, US admiral warns

China is defying global order to expand power, US admiral warns

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China – Autocracy and decoupling technical tests

China – Autocracy and decoupling technical tests

We have noticed that the embrace with China had become suffocating in the last twenty years. The West universe of consumers and China the factory of the world. We started with modest and low value-added materials and products, to refine the trajectory and revolution to the most refined and complex technologies, such as 5G and […]

Four ways China is growing its media influence in Southeast Asia

Four ways China is growing its media influence in Southeast Asia

As President Biden welcomes leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to a special summit this week in Washington, D.C., his administration is affirming Beijing as the U.S.’s main rival and underscoring the region’s importance in U.S.-China competition. The two-day event is part of the U.S effort to woo ASEAN members caught in a […]

Confronting Russia will deter China, says Japanese defense minister

Confronting Russia will deter China, says Japanese defense minister

A strong international response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine is critical to deterring China from embarking on territorial conquests in Taiwan or the South China Sea, said Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi. “China has been carefully observing the current situation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and they are paying particularly close attention to what […]

How Russia-Ukraine copied Finland war without lessons

How Russia-Ukraine copied Finland war without lessons

Finland is a unique country with a distinct language and culture. However, its possession was always contested between Sweden and Russia. Though Finland mainly remained under Swedish control in 1809, it was annexed by Russia. Using the end of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in late 1917, Finland declared its independence from the […]

China plans system to take out asteroids hurtling toward earth

China plans system to take out asteroids hurtling toward earth

China plans to develop a system for monitoring asteroids that pose a threat to earth, highlighting the nation’s growing ambitions for its space program. The country will also explore ways for taking out asteroids that endanger the planet, Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration, said in a TV interview, according to […]

Russia-Japan tensions flare anew over the Kurils

Russia-Japan tensions flare anew over the Kurils

Formally, Russia is not at war with Ukraine, where it claims to be conducting a so-called “special military operation.” But with Japan, given that Moscow and Tokyo never signed a peace treaty officially ending World War II, the two Asian neighbors remain technically at war. And after Japan recently described four Kuril islands whose ownership […]

Solomon Islands has Washington in state of alarm after a security pact with China

Solomon Islands has Washington in state of alarm after a security pact with  China

A tiny island chain in the South Pacific has Western governments scrambling after it agreed to a security pact with China that the United States and its allies fear could enhance Beijing’s military power in this strategically important region.  The deal between China and the Solomon Islands, a nation of 700,000 people that had deadly […]

China says its ‘future helicopters’ will be equipped with ground-breaking technologies

China says its ‘future helicopters’ will be equipped with ground-breaking technologies

Militaries all around the world are looking at integrating modern technology into their military weapons. China, as usual, appears to be making serious efforts to prepare for the future battleground, this time, with plans to include artificial intelligence and high-speed features in its future choppers. During a recent public lecture, a prominent Chinese military helicopter […]