World War 3 fears as China’s army steps up war prep with civilian mobilisation drills | World | News

Over the weekend, workers in Chinese car factories were mobilised by the People’s Liberation Army as the Communist nation conducted strategic military-civil “deep fusion” exercises in southwestern China amid growing global tensions. According to Beijing’s official military news site JS7tv, the protocols simulated was a requisition order for large platform trailers. Car factories also temporarily repurposed their equipment and staff to convert 20-ton semi-trailer trucks into larger, sturdier vehicles. These vehicles will be capable of transporting a 40-ton Type 59 main battle tank across China’s integrated network of highways. It…

New DBP director sworn in

New DBP director sworn in President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently swore in Ms. Jeannie Sandoval as director of the Development Bank of the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently swore in Ms. Jeannie Sandoval as director of the Development Bank of the Philippines. Sandoval, a successful businesswoman herself, served as Vice Mayor of Malabon City for two consecutive terms. Her advocacies include social development, entrepreneurship, and provision of livelihood opportunities.   SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP   Source link

Why China’s Ladakh Misadventure Turned Out To Be A Strategic Blunder For Red China?

The April-May ingress by the Chinese PLA into eastern Ladakh initially and to Depsang, Gogra, Hot Springs, Pangong Tso, later on, has turned out to be very costly and a strategic, diplomatic and political mistake for Beijing. Can India Help Greece Counter The Turkey-Pakistan-Azerbaijan Axis That Just Overwhelmed Armenia? As expected, since neither the PLA nor the politico-diplomatic circles in China, at the very outset have confirmed their aggression in Galwan so the question of admitting any kind of mistakes, obviously does not arise. But a closer analysis of the…

Rep. Villar declines election as House deputy speaker

Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar could have made congressional history as the youngest deputy speaker to be elected to the House of Representatives had she not declined the opportunity. Rep. Camille Villar Villar, 35, made known her decision not to accept the position in a letter sent to Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco a few hours after a plenary session voted her and two other new deputy speakers as replacement of solons closely allied to former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Villar, a neophyte solon, was elected deputy speaker to replace…

Quo Vadis | Philstar.com

The South China Sea, as we know, is of tremendous economic and geostrategic importance: it is where a quarter of international trade goes through and where more than half of the world’s oil tankers and merchant ships pass every year. The South China Sea is part of an area that has long been known to be the “greatest concentration of marine life on the planet,” where the highest concentration of this biodiversity is in the Philippines. Located in the Spratlys are the breeding grounds of fish and other marine life…

Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend shares the most romantic birthday message

Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend shares the most romantic birthday message Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo has turned 24 as she received the most romantic message from her boyfriend Neil Salvacion on her birthday. On Instagram, Neil wrote: “Happy Birthday Love ♥️ “I still get so emotional and felt so surreal seeing you achieving all the dreams and harvesting all the blessings you deserve for all the hardworks you’ve done since you were young. Being proud is an understatement to what I feel towards your success, you’ve sacrificed so much in…

Buchanan: Beijing sends Biden warning concerning treaty | Opinion

Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. “is more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been … America First has made America alone.” Biden promised to repair relations with America’s allies. And he appears to have gone some distance to do so in the congratulatory phone call he received from Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. According to Suga, during the brief call, Biden said Article V of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 covers the Senkaku Islands in the East…

The U.S. isn’t as vulnerable as you think

Joseph DeTraniFormer Director of the National Counterproliferation Center Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani was the former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea and Director of the National Counterproliferation Center.  He is also former director of East Asia Operations for CIA and served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Mission Manager for North Korea and the Director of the National Counter Proliferation Center, while also serving as a Special Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence. OPINION — As the U.S. transitions from the November 3rd…

Funding for Coconut Industry Trust Fund approved

The establishment of a Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund drew closer to become a reality following the approval on Wednesday of the funding requirement of the bill providing for such fund. MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO The House Committee on Appropriations swiftly approved the proposed budgetary requirements for the implementation of the proposed Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act that is contained in 16 legislative proposals pending before the Committee on Agriculture. Quezon Rep. Wilfredo Mark Enverga defended the measure during the virtual committee meeting yesterday, stressing that the…

Canada opposes military build-up in South China Sea

“Canada opposes unilateral actions that have escalated tensions in the region and undermined stability in the South China Sea. We are against the threat or use of force, large-scale land reclamation, building outposts on disputed entities and using them for military purposes in the sea,” he said. The Canadian Minister of National Defense was speaking at the 12th South China Sea International Conference held November 16-17 in Hanoi. Vietnam calls the waterway the East Sea. Canada supports legal, free navigation and aviation that are in line with international law, he…