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50 Chinese arrested over illegal POGO operations in Makati condo

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:37 PM

Hua Xin company operates without permits from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and the Makati city government

Basketball restarts in China after 5-month virus stoppage

Jun 20, 2020 - 1:23 PM

The Chinese Basketball Association becomes the first major league to resume action in China

LEADING THE WAY. Former NBA star Yao Ming serves as president of the Chinese Basketball Association, which returned to action minus the fans. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Alleged Chinese spy arrested at LA airport for visa fraud

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Xin Wang is taken into custody just before boarding a flight to Tianjin, China, says a joint statement by the US Attorney's Office in San Francisco and the local FBI office

Aerial view of LAX Los Angeles International Airport at sunset with decorative light tubes, Los Angeles, California .

China removes pangolin from traditional medicine list

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:36 AM

Pangolins are left out of the official Chinese Pharmacopoeia this year, along with substances including a pill formulated with bat feces

PANGOLIN PARTS. This file photo shows seized endangered pangolin scales displayed during a press conference at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound in Hong Kong on February 1, 2019. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

No rest for Yao Ming as China basketball resumes after virus break

Jun 05, 2020 - 1:06 PM

'I really don't feel relieved,' says Yao Ming as the CBA becomes the first major sports league to return to action in China

TOUGH JOB. CBA president Yao Ming says a lot of measures need to be carried OUT for a safe season resumption. File photo from Yao’s Instagram

Mayor, NBI bust illegal Chinese pharmacy in Angeles City

May 28, 2020 - 11:21 PM

Angeles City officials confiscate medicines and medical products with labels in Chinese characters

SUSPECTS. The alleged owner and pharmacist of the illegal Chinese pharmacy. (Photo from Facebook page of Angeles City information office.)

YouTube says removal of China comments 'an error'

May 27, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The Google-owned platform responds to a tweet by tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey who said that 'YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist Party'

YOUTUBE. YouTube said May 26, 2020 it was investigating the removal of comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party from the video-sharing platform, saying the filtering appeared to be 'an error.' Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

LIST: Dim sum, dumplings delivery options in Metro Manila

May 22, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Want sum dim sum? For frozen or ready-to-eat dumplings, xiao long bao, siomai, wontons, and more, check these shops out

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home – police

May 17, 2020 - 10:09 PM

Reports say staff found Chinese Ambassador Du Wei dead in his bed with no signs of violence

Hong Kong history exam questions spark China rebuke

May 15, 2020 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Education is becoming a new target for Beijing after 7 months of huge and often violent democracy protests rocked Hong Kong last year

53 arrested as police bust illegal POGO operation in Parañaque

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:53 PM

Cops arrest 44 Chinese and 9 Filipinos in a house in Parañaque that was being used to run an illegal POGO operation

CUFFED. A police officer secures arrested individuals with electrical cable ties before their transport to the nearest police station.

Wuhan football team makes emotional return to virus ground zero

Apr 19, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Players of Wuhan Zall return home after more than 3 months of being away from their families

WARM WELCOME. Wuhan Zall fans welcome the team members home at the railway station in Wuhan. Photo from STR/AFP

Chinese property tycoon and Xi Jinping critic under investigation

Apr 08, 2020 - 1:37 PM

Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using charges such as 'disciplinary violations' – often considered to refer to corruption – as a way to silence dissent.

BIG BOSS. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping during Macau's 20th anniversary handover celebrations, in Macau on December 20, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Traditional Chinese medicine being studied as cure for coronavirus – DOH

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:21 PM

The Department of Health says that 3 of the 12-man team of Chinese doctors and experts who arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, April 5, specialize in traditional Chinese medicine

Chinese football star Wu Lei has coronavirus in Spain

Mar 21, 2020 - 3:54 PM

China's most popular football player Wu Lei tests positive for COVID-19

Espanyol's Chinese forward Wu Lei warms up before the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol against Getafe CF Girona FC at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on April 2, 2019. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

We need leadership, sanity during crisis

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Enough of mediocrity

FALSE: Bong Go 'quote' on 'giving' civil service eligibility to Chinese workers

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:01 PM

It is far from the senator's recent actual advice to government workers who were 'whining' over low pay

Probably not 3,000, but Chinese agents are around us – intel experts

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:54 AM

(UPDATED) Are there undercover Chinese military agents among POGO workers entering the country? Military and intelligence community sources say they've been here all along.

CHINA RISING. This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Vico Sotto shuts down foreign-owned businesses without permits

Mar 07, 2020 - 8:48 PM

The Pasig City mayor says businesses can operate within the city as long as they have valid permits

CLOSED. Pasig City padlocks an establishment without permit to operate. Photo from Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto's Facebook page

2,000+ Chinese military in PH for immersion? Checking, says AFP chief

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is verifying a raw report from Senator Panfilo Lacson that up to 3,000 members of China’s military are in the Philippines on an ‘immersion mission’

CHINA'S MILITARY. Chinese military personnel gather at the Shenzhen Bay stadium in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong in China's southern Guangdong province, on August 15, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

'Baka military?' Residents troubled by POGO workers moving into Parañaque subdivision

Mar 05, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Villagers say it's suspicious that a new firing range has popped up near their club house as droves of able-bodied Chinese nationals move into their neighborhood

ONLINE GAMING. The Phil-Asian Gaming Expo in Pasay City in July 2019. File photo by Rappler

'Filipinos' safety first': Hontiveros wants Chinese 'criminals' deported

Mar 05, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The Chinese embassy says criminal cases in the country involving its citizens are only 'isolated incidents'

DEPORT. Senator Risa Hontiveros wants criminals from China deported. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu Chinese community donates 5,000 masks to city amid coronavirus scare

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:02 AM

WHO does not recommend wearing masks unless one is sick. Instead, they encourage the public to frequently wash hands and maintain good hygiene practices to avoid infection.

MASKS. The Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Cebu turns over surgical masks to Cebu City. Photo courtesy of Cebu City Public Information Office

Man killed, wife hurt by fellow Chinese in Makati shooting

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:49 PM

Police say the couple and the suspects were dining together in a VIP room at the Jiang Nan Hot Pot in Barangay Bel-Air before the incident

SHOOTING. An injured Zheng Kai checks on her the body of her husband, Yin Jian Tao, after the suspects have fled the restaurant in Makati City on February 27, 2020. Photo courtesy of Makati Police

Olympic swimming star Sun Yang banned for 8 years for doping offense

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:23 PM

Chinese superstar Sun Yang has been accused of smashing a vial of his own blood sample during a drug testing session

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

[OPINION] Activism, from someone you wouldn't expect

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'I used to hate protests. I used to ride that high horse without any regard for the facts on the ground.'

The Chinese among us

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

They can be crime suspects, victims, or complicit Filipinos

China arrests activist who criticized Xi Jinping over virus – rights group

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Amnesty International says anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong is arrested after being on the run since December

Chinese President Xi jinping speaks World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 28, 2020. China urged its citizens to postpone travel abroad as it expanded unprecedented efforts to contain a viral outbreak that has killed 106 people and left other governments racing to pull their nationals from the contagion's epicentre. Naohiko Hatta / AFP

Kazakh violence makes Chinese Muslim minority ponder future

Feb 15, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Violence breaks out among local Kazakhs and a group of ethnic Chinese Muslims called Dungans, who number more than 150,000 across Central Asia

Beijing mobilizes masses in 'people's war' against coronavirus

Feb 13, 2020 - 11:27 AM

'Those who do not declare their fever are enemies,' proclaims a banner on a building in Yunmeng

XI. A decorative plate featuring an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen behind a statue of late communist leader Mao Zedong at a souvenir store next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing on February 27, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

[OPINION] Like us, the Chinese are victims of the virus and a despotic government

Feb 04, 2020 - 2:02 PM

'We have to remember that for every rambunctious Chinese tourist, there are tens of thousands more who are good people trying to enjoy our beautiful country'

Racism more dangerous than novel coronavirus – FilChi business group

Feb 01, 2020 - 7:54 PM

'Spreading fake news and racist, xenophobic messages can be more dangerous than the virus itself,' says the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Cebu to quarantine passengers from mainland China for 14 days

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:54 PM

The 14-day quarantine is to be able to monitor possible carriers of the virus during the incubation period

QUARANTINE. Passengers arriving from China will go through a thermal scanner and be placed under quarantine for 14 days. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

11 Chinese tourists in Aklan under observation for exposure to coronavirus

Jan 28, 2020 - 9:44 PM

Four of them came in close contact with a confirmed case in Hong Kong before flying to Manila, then Boracay, authorities say

PRECAUTION. The Provincial Health Office of Aklan says it is coordinating with the health department and the Bureau of Quarantine in monitoring arriving passengers at ports and airports in the province. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

2 Chinese, 1 Filipino killed in Taguig shooting incident

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Two Filipina children are also injured as gunmen on motorcycles open fire on the victims' car while driving along General Santos Avenue

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Chinese New Year traditions and beliefs explained

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Which traditions do you follow?

A traditional dragon and lion dance kicks off the Chinese New Year festivities at the Lucky Chinatown in Manila, considered one of the worlds oldest chinatown. january 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Year of the Metal Rat horoscope

Jan 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Raratratan ba tayo ng suwerte o dadagain ng malas ngayong Year of the Metal Rat?

LIST: 'Lucky food' to prepare for Chinese New year, and why

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some of these 'lucky food' include round fruits, fish, and dumplings, which all signify good fortune and prosperity

Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:31 PM

The international financial hub is on high alert for the virus, which has killed 17 people since the outbreak started in central China

VIRUS. A woman holds a child wearing a face mask as they queue at the West Kowloon rail station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

PH tracks down, now monitoring family of HK's suspected coronavirus patient

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:12 PM

An Advanced Passenger Information System has been set up and is set to be operational by the end of the month

N-COV. The government monitors passengers arriving at the Manila airport due to the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Where you can go to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) From Manila to Davao, ring in the Year of the Metal Rat at these places!

CHINESE NEW YEAR. The Year of the Metal Rat is just around the corner. Rappler File photos

Chinese men sought immigration referral from Filipina they tried to abduct

Jan 23, 2020 - 8:01 AM

The Filipina says the men who tried to take her claimed that she owed them around P300,000


Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. More than 1,300 passengers are expected to arrive in Thailand daily from Wuhan alone. 

VIRUS. Thai villagers wear masks to protect themselves from the bird flu virus in Kanchanaburi province westhern of Thailand, 21 October 2005. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP)

China's total population exceeds 1.4 billion for 1st time

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:09 PM

The population aged 60 and over was 253.88 million last year, accounting for 18.1% of the total

PATRIOT. A child holds up a Chinese flag near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Photo by Kyodo News)

Chinese economic growth hits three-decade low

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:44 PM

The figures are released days after Vice Premier Liu He and Donald Trump signed a much-vaunted 'phase one' pact that marks a truce in their nearly two-year-old trade war

LABOR. This file photo taken on September 24, 2019 shows employees producing down coats at a factory for Chinese clothing company Bosideng in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. (Photo by STR/AFP)

PH Coast Guard: Talking with Chinese the only solution

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:41 PM

'Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa mag-usap harap-harapan, at sabihin natin ang ating hinaing,' says Philippine Coast Guard chief Admiral Joel Garcia

COOPERATION. Philippine Coast Guard chief Joel Garcia (center, holding records) is flanked by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian (right) and China Coast Guard chief Wang Zhongcai. PCG photo

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Admiral Joel Garcia defended on Tuesday, January 14, their talks with the China Coast Guard (CCG), touting diplomatic meetings with the expansionist Chinese government as the sole antidote to end years of dispute in and over the West Philippine Sea

Kahit may hidwaan po tayo, wala pong ibang solusyon kundi diplomasya,. Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa magusap harap-harapan, at sabihin natina ng ating hinaing,” Garca told throng of reporters after welcoming the CCG officials at the PCG headquarters in Manila on Tuesday morning.

(Even if we have a divide, we have no other solution but diplomacy. There is no other solution but to meet with them at the table, in person, and tell them our grievances.)

Why defensive? Garcia turned defensive after reporters asked for a reaction to criticism that the PCG’s meeting with CCG shouldn’t have been pursued in light of multiple instances where Chinese Coast Guard personnel harassed Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea.

For Garcia, however, shutting out the incidents for the meantime and focusing on the meeting was needed to prevent more conflicts at sea.

WELCOMED. China Coast Guard Major General Wang Zhongcai during the arrival honors at Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila on January 14, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH makes visa upon arrival 30 days only for Chinese tourists

Jan 12, 2020 - 12:28 PM

The amendment also prohibits conversion of the VUA to other types, such as work visas