Saturday, May 15, 2021
 

Frank Ching

Hong Kong’s fading attraction: Will the new ‘Carrie Lam Show’ help?

IN a casual conversation last weekend, it turned out a diplomat due to retire later this year had originally intended to remain in Hong...

China’s Taiwan conundrum: Will use of force to unite be followed by new division?

IN 2005, China’s National People’s Congress enacted an Anti-Secession Law. The law’s first article said its intent was to oppose “Taiwan’s secession from China”...

China says ‘patriotism’ in Hong Kong means loving the party

EIGHT months after imposing a national security law on Hong Kong, Beijing is moving to tighten its grip over the supposedly highly autonomous region,...

After the inauguration: Is Biden playing Deng’s card against Xi?

THE inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States has been welcomed in Beijing, but Chinese officials are increasingly impatient that Washington...

As world says good riddance to 2020, China hails its new status

THE Chinese government, while congratulating itself on its “extremely extraordinary” success in handling the coronavirus pandemic and the quick recovery of its economy, is...

A Merry Christmas to Canadians jailed in China?

TWO Canadians incarcerated in China can definitely do with some Christmas cheer this month, more than two years after they were seized, seemingly in...

Can Hong Kong return to the situation before the national security law?

IN the almost six months since China imposed a national security law on Hong Kong, the relationship between the special administrative region and Britain,...

New China problem: How to deal with US in final weeks of Trump administration

LAST weekend, the Trump administration terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools” and the Chinese foreign ministry responded...

China’s Hong Kong: After 23 years, ex-British colony back to square one; only this time, it’s worse

THE mass resignation of pan-democratic legislators protesting against the disqualification of four of their number takes Hong Kong back 23 years to the handover...

US election: China draws lesson from American democracy

THE Chinese government, which has been giving “we-don’t-comment-on-other-countries’-internal affairs” responses to questions about the United States presidential election, has reacted, albeit unofficially, with an...

PLM gets CHEd nod to hold limited face-to-face classes

PAMANTASAN ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) received approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to conduct limited face-to-face classes for medical and health...

Drilon: ‘Megaphone diplomacy only weapon’ in West Philippine Sea

MANILA should continue its "megaphone diplomacy" to bring to the international stage Beijing’s illegal activities in the West Philippines Sea (WPS) and match China's...

Trump’s top diplomat joins Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. "I...

Duterte honors selfless Covid-19 frontliners on Day of Valor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as the country commemorates Araw ng...

‘No strings attached’ to China’s vaccine donations — Lorenzana

THERE are no strings attached to China's donation of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines such as the Philippines giving up its sovereign rights to...