Japan, Mongolia to cooperate on ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ in a bid to counter China

The foreign ministers of Japan and Mongolia reached an agreement on Friday, October 9 to work together on promoting a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”, a vision that Tokyo is pushing along with the United States to regulate China’s growing prowess in the region. As per reports, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi held a high-level discussion with his Mongolian counterpart Nyamtseren Enkhtaivan in Ulaanbaatar on Friday. In addition, Motegi’s trip comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his trip to Mongolia following Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. READ: China Fires Back At US Over Environment,…

What did Chesca Garcia get from Doug Kramer for their 12th wedding anniversary?

Doug Kramer and Chesca Garcia are living the life with their family of five. They just recently moved into their new home and have been sharing the awesome views of lush greenery and amazing sunsets.  To celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary, Doug Kramer wanted to surprise Chesca with a ring hidden inside her bowl of rice. He shared in his Instagram TV, “We’ve been together since 2003, so that’s 17 years together and 12 years married.” He also wanted to give his wife a nice gift since he wasn’t able to…

China news: Beijing ‘demands’ US warship leave the South China Sea ‘immediately’ | World | News

Due to its One-China policy, Beijing has laid claim to several islands chains in the South China Sea. On Friday, the Chinese Defence Ministry claimed the USS John McCain had entered into the waters around the disputed islands, without the government’s permission. After detecting the US naval ship, the Chinese military quickly ordered the vessel to leave the waters, before sending forces to conduct tracking procedures. Senior Colonel Zhang Nandong also called on the US to stop violating China’s sovereignty in the region. He said: “We demand the US immediately…

Chesca Garcia’s sweet post for Doug Kramer on their 12th wedding anniversary

Chesca Garcia’s sweet post for Doug Kramer on their 12th wedding anniversary Doug Kramer never ceases to shower his love and gifts for his family, especially for his wife Chesca. For their 12th wedding anniversary this October 9, he got her a ring and documented the surprise over in his Instagram TV. Chesca then posted a photo of the two of them on top of their billiard table with both of them wearing their pambahay. She thanked Doug for the “surprise in the rice,” and pointing out that these gifts…

What Taiwan needs to defend itself from a Chinese invasion

Aggressive Chinese military activity and rhetoric directed at Taiwan has raised the specter of Beijing forcefully reunifying the island country with the mainland. The likelihood of a direct military action still appears low, but the increasingly tense situation has drawn attention to the growing gap between China’s modernizing military and Taiwan’s aging force. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Taiwan Strait is quickly becoming the tensest it has been in decades. China has directed aggressive rhetoric and military activity toward Taiwan, and while the likelihood of a direct…

Execration recovers from early slump to outwit Blacklist

Execration recovers from early slump to outwit Blacklist Photo from Execration’s Facebook page Comeback is the name of Execration’s game.  Execration once again prevailed in late game before sweeping Blacklist International, 2-0, to steal the group lead in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6 on Friday night.  Boasting a 100-percent win rate in games extending to 18 minutes and up, Execration completed a come-from-behind win in the series opener and kept its engine going from there to secure the second game.  The Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso-coached team hiked…

Angono SK president BJ ‘Tolits’ Forbes tests positive for COVID-19

Former child actor now Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Angono Federation president, BJ “Tolits” Forbes, has been on home quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7. (photo from BJ Forbes Facebook) Forbes, who is Bernard Joecel Forbes in real life, announced on his Facebook page that he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7. He underwent swab testing on October 5 right in the studio room of his residence which also serves as his isolation area. In his video blog on Youtube, Forbes said he started feeling unwell on…

Cambodian PM: ‘If China doesn’t build this road or this bridge, who builds it instead?’ – Mothership.SG

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has hit back at his critics who say he is overly reliant on China for economic assistance, perhaps even to the extent of hurting his own country’s sovereignty and national interests. Hun Sen: Cambodia is no satellite state of China According to The Phnom Penh Post, Hun Sen denied that Cambodia is a satellite state of China, saying on Wednesday (Oct. 7) that he believes the perception comes from China’s assistance in building infrastructure in the country. He said: “[When] some people see China build…

China news: Beijing’s navy poses dangerous threat to Britain as new sea route opens | World | News

The Chinese navy could approach the North Atlantic sea via the Arctic through a route which has been opened up by global heating. Admiral Tony Radakin, the First Sea Lord, warned that an “increasingly assertive” China can reach waters north of Britain by using the Northern Sea Route. Speaking from the Prince of Wales aircraft carrier in Portsmouth on Thursday, the navy chief warned that climate change is becoming increasingly concerning. He said: “Climate change is a concern for all of us, but it is opening up new maritime trade routes…