Signal No. 1 hoisted as tropical cyclone lurks in South China Sea

The Standby Signal No. 1 was issued at 10 pm Sunday evening as a tropical cyclone was lurking in the South China Sea about 760 kilometres south-east of Macao, but the possibility of issuing a higher signal before noon today was low, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement last night. The statement said that the tropical cyclone was forecast to move west-northwest at about 18 km/h. According to the bureau, the Signal No. 1 was hoisted because the tropical cyclone, which appeared to be heading towards…

The sign of Jonah – Manila Bulletin

REFLECTIONS TODAY The people who have heard Jesus preach and who have seen His miracles continue to ask Him for a sign. Even if Jesus considers such request deplorable and absurd, He obliges them with yet another sign. He gives them “the sign of Jonah.” This reluctant prophet of the Old Testament had to spend three days in the belly of a great fish (cf Jon 2:1). Afterwards, when he found himself in Nineveh, he preached repentance for sins that led to the conversion of the entire city. The “sign”…

Subject of unrelenting economic and social warfare

— TruthPeep IT IS no secret that the United States government has been bitterly opposed to the Nord Stream 2 project that will provide reliable, cheap and necessary oil supplies from Russia to Germany. It is tempting to view this opposition as based on economic self-interest. The substitute for Russian energy to Europe is American liquid natural gas, with its higher price tag (by about 40 per cent) providing substantial windfall profits for United States producers hit by a declining domestic market. The United States opposition, however, is based on…

Earthshot – for world’s environmental problems

Prince William of Britain, grandson and second-in-line to the throne after his father Prince Charles, launched Friday the Earthshot Project that will award five one-million-pound ($1.29-million) prizes a year for the next ten years for protecting and restoring nature, clean air, reviving oceans, waste reduction, and climate change. The prizes will seek to stimulate worldwide efforts to solve the world’s worsening environmental problems. “By 2030, we really hope to have made huge strides in fixing some of the biggest problems the earth faces,” Prince William said. Nominations open on November…

China, Cambodia to sign free trade agreement, inject impetus to economic recovery

A vendor carries fruit for sale in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific region are expected to contract in 2020 for the first time in nearly six decades, throwing millions of people into poverty, the Asian Development Bank said. Photo: AFP  Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Cambodia on Sunday for a two-day official visit, during which the two countries are set to sign a landmark China-Cambodia free trade agreement (FTA) among other important bilateral documents. The FTA is hailed by…

Nadal routs Djokovic for 13th French Open, record-equalling 20th Grand Slam

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the end of their men’s final tennis match at the Philippe Chatrier court on Day 15 of The Roland Garros 2020 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on October 11, 2020. (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU / AFP) Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday. For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam and…

China and ASEAN enjoy an economic tie that U.S. can’t buy

A large container ship approaches the port fully loaded with containers and cargo. /Getty Images A large container ship approaches the port fully loaded with containers and cargo. /Getty Images Editor’s note: Bobby Naderi is a journalist, a guest contributor in print, radio and television, a documentary filmmaker and a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain. The article reflects the author’s opinion and not necessarily the views of CGTN. China has successfully built up priceless relations characterized by mutual respect and common values with the Southeast Asian countries.…

Valdez, Lim join fellow ARMY in BTS online concert

Valdez, Lim join fellow ARMY in BTS online concert (Screenshot from Jamie Lim’s Instagram account / MB File Photo) Volleyball star Alyssa Valdez and karateka Jamie Lim were among the athletes who joined their fellow ARMY in watching the online concert of K-pop boyband BTS. The two athletes took to Instagram their excitement and support, showing Boomerang and video clips of the seven-member group’s performance. Valdez and Lim both displayed a glimpse of the band’s vocalist V, whose real name’s Kim Taehyung. (Screenshot from Jamie Lim’s Instagram account) (Screenshot from…

Vietnam- India cooperation against China’s aggressiveness

The wave of protests from community elements, workers, students, academics and activists against the legalization of the ‘Omnibus Law on Job Creation Bill’, is entering its peak on October 8, 2020. The omnibus law demonstration was not only held in Jakarta, but also in major cities across the country. The masses across the region expressed disappointment by calling for a ‘motion of no confidence’ against the central government and the Indonesian Parliement (DPR) for betraying the people by issuing regulations that were more beneficial to entrepreneurs and investors, but not…

Japanese Naval Force To Conduct Drills In Contentious South China Sea

Japan Friday sent three vessels into the contentious South China Sea to take part in anti-submarine drills. The Maritime Self Defense Forces of Japan are understood to have deployed a submarine in addition to a helicopter aircraft carrier as well as one other surface vessel reports indicate the Japanese defense ministry as saying. The same day Chinese officials claimed the U.S. Navy destroyer John McCain had entered nearby waters around the Paracel Islands. The drills are aimed at Japan’s military being able “to boost their tactical capability”, but no further…