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Philippine President rejects China’s call to ban online gambling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Sept. 4) rebuffed a call by China to ban online gambling, saying the move could harm the country’s economy. Dut...

Xi rejects Duterte's demand to abide by Hague ruling on S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with China's leader on Thursday (Aug. 29) in Beijing, where the two discussed bilateral ties and territorial disputes in the S...

US Navy mulls return to Subic Bay for new naval base in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy is considering a new lease on a port facility in the Philippines, which it previously occupied, as a repair and maintenance facility for its fleet in the Ind...

Former Philippines diplomat and China critic deported by Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Philippines diplomat Albert del Rosario, who criticized Xi Jinping (習近平) for crimes against humanity, was held for six hours and eventually deported by the Hong Kong Immi...

Philippines says Chinese vessel attacked Filipino fishermen in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A diplomatic dispute is brewing between China and the Philippines after a Chinese fishing vessel allegedly attacked a Philippine fishing boat (FB Gimver 1) last week (June...

US immigration agency moves to close international offices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is moving toward closing immigration offices outside the United States, saying it is expected to free up millions of dollars a year to better address...

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain be...

Filipino citizens rate U.S. as a trustworthy country, China as untrustworthy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizens of the Philippines have rated the U.S. as a trustworthy country and China as untrustworthy in a recent survey carried out by a local public opinion polling body. ...

'US will stand by the Philippines, improving Beijing-Manila ties not a cause for concern'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking in Manila on Wednesday, Dec. 19 the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim said that Washington is not worried about improving ties between the Duterte admi...

AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels has thrown ...

Philippines to protest if Chinese weather stations operate in SCS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the country will launch a formal diplomatic protest against China if reports of Chinese weather stations operatin...

Monster typhoon barrels toward north Philippines, China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippine...

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wron...

Nothing stopping Philippines from freedom of navigation ops in South China Sea: government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines government said there is nothing stopping the Armed Forces of the Philippines from operating freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea (SCS) o...

9 out of 10 Filipinos want to recapture Chinese occupied territory in South China Sea: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An overwhelming majority of 87 percent, or 9 out of 10 Filipinos believe it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-held islands in the South China S...