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Ghosts of China's past haunt former capital Nanjing

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Nanjing locals still remember when Mao Zedong's Nationalist rivals controlled China from their city, and some hint at dismay over its lost stature

This picture taken on September 4, 2019 shows tourists walking past a portrait of nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen at the Nanjing Chinese modern history museum, which once housed the presidential palace of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, in Nanjing, China's Jiangsu province. The eastern city of Nanjing contains vestiges of China's past that represent an inconvenient truth for the government today: the Chinese world has not always revolved around the Communists and Beijing.  STR / AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang nabuburang alaala ng Tiananmen

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Tiananmen is a ghost of our past that will continually haunt us and the world

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:45 PM

No matter what measures Japan may take to promote or push its stance it will not change the basic fact that Diaoyu belongs to China says Beijing s foreign ministry

epa03970467 (FILE) A file picture dated 27 April 2005 shows an aerial view of Uotsuri Island, one of the disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea. China's air force is on 'high alert' and has sent patrols into its new air defence zone in the East China Sea, the Defence Ministry said 29 November 2013. The air defence identification zone (ADIZ) declared on 23 November covers the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which lie near oil and gas reserves and are claimed by China as the Diaoyu and Taiwan as the Tiaoyutai. EPA/HIROYA SHIMOJI

China commemorates Nanjing massacre in somber ceremony

Dec 13, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Hundreds of soldiers schoolchildren and survivors gather to pay their respects on the massacre s 78th anniversary

COMMEMORATION. Senior citizens attend a mourning service at a massacre site during the second National Public Memorial Day of Nanjing Massacre Victims in Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province, on 13 December 2015. Photo from EPA

Japan hits out as UNESCO archives Nanjing massacre documents

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:03 AM

The massacre often referred to as the Rape of Nanjing is an exceptionally sensitive issue in the often tense relations between Japan and China with Beijing charging that Tokyo has failed to atone for the atrocity

POLITICIZED? This picture taken on February 19, 2014 shows a staff member (R) holding documents concerning the 1937 Nanjing Massacre during a tour organized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry for the foreign media at the archives office in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. File photo by AFP

Philippines finishes last in VTV Cup

Aug 01, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The Philippines lost a rematch to Nanjing University in the battle for fifth place in their first appearance in the VTV Cup

Aby Marano and Team Philippines finished last place in their first VTV Cup appearance. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippines defeats China for first win in VTV Cup

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The Philippines won a closely fought 5 setter against Nanjing University

Nearly 400 dead in China ship sinking as search for bodies widens

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Authorities gave the new death toll as of Saturday June 6 in what looks likely to be China s worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years

RESCUE. Paramilitary policemen wait to pick up bodies of victims after the cruise ship Dong Fang Zhi Xing, which capsized in the Yangtze River, was righted in Jianli county, southern China's Hubei province, June 5, 2015. Photo by Yuan Zheng/EPA

China's Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable

Dec 13, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Xi Jinping: Anyone who tries to deny the massacre will not be allowed by history the souls of the 300 000 deceased victims 1 3 billion Chinese people and all people loving peace and justice in the world

NANJING REMEMBRANCE. Chinese paramilitary police keep watch outside The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing City, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China, 12 December 2014. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Covering Nanjing: How sports can bring the world together

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM

For all the young athletes who went to Nanjing this year’s games were their first Olympic experience For some it will be their only Olympic experience

CULTURAL EXCHANGE. The Youth Olympic Village was home to more than 6,000 young athletes during the Nanjing Youth Olympics. More than the sports events, the athletes also underwent cultural and educational programs. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

Gold medalist Gabriel Moreno wants a simple life after Olympic success

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:58 AM

After winning an archery gold medal at the Youth Olympics Gabriel Moreno dreams of making the 2016 Summer Olympics and pursuing culinary arts

GOLDEN ARROW. Gabriel Moreno takes a bite of the gold medal he won at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

WATCH: Pinoy archer wins gold at Youth Olympics

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Watch video of Pinoy Gabriel Moreno and partner Li Jiaman winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China

EAGLE EYE.. Gabriel Moreno focuses on the target. Screen shot from YouTube

PH gymnast in Youth Olympics: ‘I choose to represent this country’

Aug 22, 2014 - 11:03 PM

For Ava Verdeflor her experience in the Youth Olympics is a stepping stone to her ultimate goal – to represent the Philippines in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

PROUD PINOY. Ava Lorein Verdeflor competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games on August 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Q and A: Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos 'inspires' young athletes

Aug 20, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Rappler s David Lozada spoke with 2012 Summer Olympics swimming champion Chad Le Clos at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games about inspiring the next generation of champions

SWIMMING CHAMPION. Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos gives swimming tips to young athletes as part of the culture and education program of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Photo by Mario Lovemore/ IOC Young Reporters

All heart: PH triathlete finishes ‘strong’ in Nanjing YOG

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:04 AM

Just two minutes ahead of the leading pack in the triathlon event Vicky Deldio could ve quit She didn t though and was an inspiration to all of the athletes in Nanjing

PEDAL TO THE METAL. Triathlete Vicky Deldio gives her personal best during the Nanjing Youth Olympics Traithlon event. Photo from the IOC

IN PHOTOS: The Nanjing Youth Olympics opening ceremony

Aug 17, 2014 - 9:28 AM

The opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games features a mix of Chinese history tradition and pop culture

Nigeria quits Youth Olympics over Ebola concerns

Aug 16, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in Nanjing as four African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades

A view from the Nanjing Youth Olympic Village, which transforms into a show of lights at night. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

PH Youth Olympics flag-bearer ‘hopeful’ for a gold medal

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Gabriel Moreno hopes to win the Philippines its first Olympic medal since 1996 His goal as the nation s flag bearer at the Youth Olympic Games is much simpler

HONOR. Archer Gabriel Moreno will be the country's flag-bearer during the opening ceremonies on August 16. Photo from Moreno

PH team ‘all set’ for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The 7 man delegation aged 15 to 17 years old will compete in 6 sports events – triathlon swimming archery track and field artistic gymnastics and air rifle

FOR THE COUNTRY. POC Chairman Peping Cojuangco Jr hands the Philippine flag to YOG CDM Jonne Go during the team send off ceremonies on August 1. Photo by David Lozada

Japan tells China to stop 'comfort women' heritage bid

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Beijing won t withdraw its bid for UNESCO to include in the Memory of the World register information on how Japanese troops raped thousands in Nanjing when it invaded China in 1937

DEMAND. Former ‘comfort women’ and their relatives gather to stage a standing demonstration near the Diet, or parliament, in Tokyo in this file photo from June 2, 2014. They demand that Japan formally atone for forcing women into sexual slavery in its wartime military brothels. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP