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Decrying 'propaganda,' U.S. tightens rules on China state media

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:06 AM

'We all know these guys have been state-controlled forever, but that control has gotten stronger over time, and it's far more aggressive,' says a US state official

China leadership admits 'shortcomings' in virus response

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:35 PM

The elite Politburo Standing Committee calls for improvements to the 'national emergency management system' following 'shortcoming and difficulties exposed in the response to the epidemic'

OUTBREAK. People wearing protective masks walk outside Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

U.S., China back off on tariffs, easing trade tensions

May 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) 'The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other,' says China's Vice Premier Liu He

Chinese 'love' Trump's Mandarin-speaking granddaughter

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Donald Trump shows Xi Jinping a video of his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, greeting 'Grandpa Xi and Grandma Peng (Liyuan)' with several Mandarin ballads and a recitation of ancient Chinese poetry

Andanar creates Philippine News Agency editorial board after blunders

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The new editorial board will serve as the last gatekeeper to avoid mistakes says embattled PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Andanar asks PH News Agency to explain Xinhua article

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:21 PM

PCOO chief Martin Andanar says the PNA should scrutinize all Xinhua articles before reposting them since they tend to reflect China s position on certain issues

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

PH News Agency posts article calling Hague ruling 'ill-founded award'

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The opinion article sourced from Chinese state media Xinhua is eventually taken down from the Philippine News Agency website

China roast duck vendor dies of H7N9 bird flu – Xinhua

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Yongcheng city is monitoring the health of 16 people who have had close contact with the vendor

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017 – media

Dec 31, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The complete ban would affect 34 processing enterprises and 143 designated trading venues with dozens to be closed by the end of March 2017

BANNED SOON. This picture taken on February 27, 2013 shows a pedestrian walking past a shop window displaying a carved ivory tusk in Hong Kong. Photo by Philippe Lopez

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Sep 16, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Official Xinhua news agency describes the storm as the world s strongest typhoon this year and the worst to hit Fujian province since records began in 1949

'Null and void': Chinese media slam West Philippine Sea ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Media organizations from Beijing describe the ruling as ill founded and accuse the arbitral tribunal of being law abusing

N. Korea gives Korean-American 10 years hard labor – Xinhua

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED The brief Xinhua despatch from Pyongyang says Kim Dong Chul s penalty was handed down by North Korea s Supreme Court

Twitter's new China head wants to 'work together' with state media

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Twitter users criticize Kathy Chen with one asking: What are you hoping to achieve by working with Communist Party media?

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

China lands 2 more planes in disputed South China Sea – state media

Jan 06, 2016 - 9:51 PM

This successful test flight proves that this airport is equipped with the capacity to ensure the safe operation of large civilian aircraft says official Xinhua news agency

PAG-ASA ISLAND. This file photo shows the second biggest island in the disputed South China Sea. File photo by SSg Amable Milay/Philippine Air Force

China ends one-child policy – state media

Oct 29, 2015 - 7:34 PM

After years of strict enforcement China s population – the world s largest – is now aging rapidly gender imbalances are severe and its workforce is shrinking

CHINA'S FUTURE. This picture taken on September 19, 2012 shows children playing at a kindergarten in Beijing. AFP/WANG ZHAO

Explosion at restaurant in China kills 17

Oct 10, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Similar explosions happen relatively often in China where safety regulations are often laxly enforced

At least 7 killed by multiple China letter bombs – state media

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED Police describes the blasts which injured 51 people on the eve of China s national day as a criminal case ruling out a terrorist act

Boeing sets 300 plane order, plant with China – report

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

UPDATED Despite the warm words Xi faces deep skepticism within the powerful American business industry from US employees at Boeing now fearing for their jobs

FLEET. China is expected to add 6,330 new aircraft worth $950 billion to its commercial fleet by 2034, Boeing said in August in its annual China Current Market Outlook. Photo from Boeing website

Japan protests China news agency's call for emperor apology

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Xinhua notes that Hirohito never apologized for a war fought in his name and called on his son to say sorry and seek forgiveness show contrition to win trust and express earnestness to secure harmony

JAPANESE ROYALTY. Japan's Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (R) wave from the balcony of the Imperial Palace during their annual new year greeting in Tokyo on January 2, 2015. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Typhoon Soudelor kills 14 in China – state media

Aug 09, 2015 - 8:31 PM

UPDATED About 1 58 million people in the city are affected by the typhoon by Sunday afternoon and estimated direct economic losses are at 4 billion yuan 644 million

RESCUE. This handout picture taken on August 8, 2015 and released on August 9, 2015 by the New Taipei City Fire Department shows rescue personnel moving an 8-year old girl to safety in Wulai, New Taipei City, as typhoon Soudelor hit Taiwan. AFP PHOTO / New Taipei City Fire Department

Typhoon downgraded in China after killing five in Taiwan

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:16 AM

National Meteorological Center predicts the typhoon will be downgraded to a tropical depression by Sunday night

S. Korean official falls to death in China

Jul 05, 2015 - 10:38 PM

The official is found dead in a suspected suicide following a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans

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 air force slips past PH, Taiwan for drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Several aircraft from China s People s Liberation Army PLA on March 30 flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines Xinhua reports

In this file photo, 6 J-10 fighter jets on the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force perform in the sky during the China International Aviation Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong province, 11 November 2014. Joy Mu/EPA

China state media tells US to stop 'kibitzing'

Mar 21, 2015 - 5:40 PM

A commentary in the Xinhua news agency criticizes the United States as a kibitzer for meddling in the South China Sea issue

'KIBITZER'. The Chinese state media refers to America as "an onlooker who gives unwanted advice." Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

China detains 25 passengers who opened plane exits – Xinhua

Jan 11, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Chinese police detains 25 plane passengers who opened emergency exits before take off after becoming angry that their flight was delayed by snow

A policeman (R) stands his guard at the entrance of Beijing's international airport on October 24, 2014. Wang Zhao/AFP

China jails 6 'cult' members in continuing crackdown

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:47 PM

China has cracked down hard on the group whose members believe that Jesus was reincarnated as a Chinese woman detaining and imprisoning thousands since labelling it a cult in the 1990s

China urges Japan to pursue peace under new defense chief

Dec 25, 2014 - 10:05 PM

It is our position that whoever serves as the defense minister of Japan the Japanese side should follow the path of peaceful development says Chinese defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun

NEW DEFENSE CHIEF. Japanese re-appointed Finance Minister Taro Aso (2-R), who is also former prime minister, talks with newly appointed Defense Minister Gen Nakatani (2-L) as they leave the prime minister's official residence for an attestation ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, December 24, 2014 after re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed his new cabinet ministers. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Hong Kong activists fight back after China vote decision

Sep 01, 2014 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED Li Fei a member of the top committee of China s rubber stamp parliament was forced to speak over the cries of pro democracy lawmakers and protesters during a meeting with local officials in the southern Chinese city

National People's Congress Standing Committee chairman of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee, Li Fei (2nd L) speaks at a press conference in Beijing on August 31, 2014. Greg Baker/AFP

'Civil disobedience' vow in HK after Beijing decision

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:24 AM

The announcement comes after China announces the semi autonomous territory s next chief executive will be elected by popular vote in 2017 but candidates must be selected by Beijing

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader

Aug 31, 2014 - 3:56 PM

UPDATED The pro democracy group Occupy Central said it would go ahead with its threat to take over the city s Central financial district in protest at an unspecified date

A man rides in an escalator as he passes by Hong Kong (C) and Chinese flags displayed at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) headquarters in Hong Kong, 29 September 2003. Ted Aljibe/AFP

China gang forced children to donate blood – Xinhua

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:37 PM

At least 8 pupils who ranged in age from 10 to 16 were compelled to donate blood at least once a month for 7 months

China factory explosion kills 68

Aug 02, 2014 - 6:32 PM

Preliminary investigations show that the blast was caused by dust produced as workers polished metal meeting with high temperatures or an open flame

China lightning, floods, and landslides leave dozens dead

Jul 17, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Six deaths from lightning strikes in Jiangxi province are reported since Friday last week

Chinese courts jail 32 in Xinjiang for terrorism – report

Jul 11, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The verdicts cover spreading terror related audio and video and organizing terrorist groups says state news agency Xinhua

China rebuffs US for hitting 10-dash line

Jun 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

The South China Sea dispute is none of America s business says the Chinese Embassy pointing out that the US has not even ratified the UNCLOS

Philippines: China's '10-dash' line won't affect case

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:06 AM

In the first place China hasn t officially communicated the 10 dash line to the international community a maritime law expert tells Rappler

NEW MAP. A new Chinese map shows a 10-dash line to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. Screen grab from edited by Rappler

Philippines hits China over ‘10-dash line’ map

Jun 25, 2014 - 7:49 PM

It is precisely such ambitious expansionism that is causing the tensions in the South China Sea Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says

NEW MAP. A new Chinese map shows a 10-dash line to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. Screen grab from edited by Rappler

China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The official Xinhua news agency says 200 people have been arrested and more than 3 500 companies and workshops shut down for environmental violations

POLLUTED. Parts of plastic mannequins are dumped along with garbage at a dump site near the cooling towers and chimney of a power plant in a rural area of Shanghai City, China, on June 5, 2014. Photo by Wu Hong/ EPA

China to open new areas to private investors

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04 PM

China will launch 80 new pilot projects allowing private investment in areas previously dominated by state run firms

China slams PH 'hype' over West PH Sea

Mar 30, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario is expected to announce that Manila has filed a formal plea before the UN arbitration tribunal

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A much smaller Philippine ship arrives at the disputed Ayungin Shoal. Photo by AFP

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

China drives away PH ships from shoal

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:46 PM

China is accusing the Philippines of attempting construction at the disputed Ayungin Shoal off Palawan

SEA BASTION. This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-meter (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP PHOTO / Philippine Government

27 dead, 109 hurt in China rail station attack: Xinhua

Mar 02, 2014 - 1:18 AM

The attacks were carried out by knife wielding men at Kunming railway station in the southwestern province of Yunnan

China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life' – Xinhua

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED It came back to life At least it is alive and so it is possible we could save it the official Xinhua news agency quoted Pei Zhaoyu spokesman for the lunar program as saying

YUTU ON THE MOON. The Yutu (Jade Rabbit) moon rover as photographed by the Chang'e moon lander, in an image released by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

Chinese insults show Philippines is right: Aquino

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:48 PM

If you are intentionally insulting me I thank you because it shows the Philippine position is correct said Aquino

'THANK YOU.' Aquino says a commentary from China's state-run Xinhua news agency only "re-affirms the validity" of the Philippines' position. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Palace on 'Hitler' comment: Aquino has right to express views

Feb 06, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Malacañang says it will not explain President Aquino s comparison of China to Hitler led Germany because the President has the right to express his views

CHALLENGING CHINA. In a New York Times interview, President Benigno Aquino III reiterates the Philippines will not apologizes to Hong Kong, nor will it surrender the West Philippine Sea to China. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

12 killed by H7N9 bird flu in China

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Infections see a seasonal spike after China reportedly downgraded the virus

ON ALERT. A woman wears a face mask as she walks past a poster showing how to avoid the H7N9 avian influenza virus, by a road in Beijing on April 24, 2013. Photo by AFP / Wang Zhao