What’s koi got to do with it? Souring relations between Asian rivals Japan and China now seem to be snagged on calm-inducing beauty in spas, museums and gardens. The slippery dispute between Asia’s two biggest economies adds to their spat over Japan’s release into the sea of treated but radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant. And it has prompted more questions than answers.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go remains steadfast in his stance to uphold the rights of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid accusations by the Chinese government that the country is trespassing into the waters adjacent to Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal).
THE Philippines went down six notches in the Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) World Talent Ranking (WTR) from 54th in 2022.
Woody Allen said, “eighty percent of success is showing up.” US President Joe Biden’s absence at the Asean Summit is a big demerit on his watch. Somebody should have reminded him that the bloc, with a gross domestic product of more than $2.9 trillion and a population of 647 million people, is collectively the fourth-largest trading partner of the US.
BENGALURU, India — Groceries stashed in the back of an electric delivery scooter are an increasingly familiar sight in the Indian city of Bengaluru. In crowded markets, electric rickshaws drop off and pick up passengers. And the number of tech startups focused on electric transport has shot up as the city — and country — embrace electric vehicles.
IN the aftermath of the August 5 Ayungin Shoal incident in the West Philippines Sea (WPS) which highlighted Chinese efforts anew to prevent the resupply of a detachment sheltering in the BRP Sierra Madre (LST-57), the question that struck the minds of most Filipinos is whether the US, its long-time ally, will commit itself to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) should matters go from bad to worse.
Senate President Miguel Zubiri has debunked speculations that a Senate Resolution denouncing China’s continued harassment in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) will be seen as a “pro-US” strategy, saying it was adopted as part of the country’s continuing exercise of its options in the face of threats to its forces and its people.
VARIOUS parties on Tuesday marked the seventh anniversary of the Award of the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague in the case lodged by Manila against Beijing for the latter’s “excessive claims” in the South China Sea, with the European Union stressing its usefulness as basis for resolving continuing disputes involving claimants and freedom of navigation impairment.