Taiwan Strait Chinese military drills condemned by Penny Wong, US and China

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong has joined her American and Japanese counterparts to lash China for firing five missiles into the ocean in Japan’s economic zone, hours after China halted all dialogue with the United States on major issues including climate change and military relations. In a sign that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will continue to reverberate long after she has left, Beijing announced it was ending all dialogue between senior-level military commanders and talks on climate change action. In this photo released by China’s Xinhua…

Girl, 3, swept away by strong river current in Nueva Vizcaya – Manila Bulletin

News / Luzon / Girl, 3, swept away by strong river current in Nueva Vizcaya Girl, 3, swept away by strong river current in Nueva Vizcaya NUEVA Vizcaya police conduct search and rescue operations for a three-year-old girl carried away by strong river in Barangay Alloy, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya Saturday, August 6. (PNP photo) KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya – A three-year-old girl went missing after she was swept away by strong river current in Barangay Alloy here Saturday, August 6. The Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Municipal…

Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?

When a man knows he is about to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully, said Dr. Samuel Johnson.  If there is any benefit to be realized from the collision between China and the U.S. over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, it is this: America needs to reflect long and hard upon what it is we will fight China to defend in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. China, after all, is a nuclear-weapons nation with a manufacturing base larger than our own, an economy…

Taiwan accuses China of simulating invasion as US relations nosedive – Manila Bulletin

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island Saturday, as Beijing doubled down on its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei after announcing a suspension of cooperation with Washington on key issues. Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at the Hsinchu Air Base in Hsinchu on August 5, 2022. China was set to press ahead on August 5 with its largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan despite firm statements of…

China-US relations ‘headed to worst ever times’

ISTANBUL China’s suspension of high-level military contacts and climate change cooperation with the US, triggered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan, indicate that bilateral ties between Beijing and Washington are at what one scholar fears is their “worst ever.”  “The relations have never been worse than this,” Andrew K.P. Leung, an international and independent China Strategist in Hong Kong, told Anadolu Agency, underlining the “push back” that had emerged in the US against Beijing. “This is a whole-of-society kind of confrontation, starting with the trade war during…

Lady teacher in Quezon dies from electrocution – Manila Bulletin

News / Luzon / Lady teacher in Quezon dies from electrocution Lady teacher in Quezon dies from electrocution ATIMONAN, Quezon – A 22-year-old teacher died after she was electrocuted in their house in Barangay San Isidro here Friday, August 5. Police identified the victim as Maria Jane Claire Andaya. Investigation showed that the victim was taking a bath and installed an extension wire in the comfort room. Andaya was electrocuted as she was about to switch off the light plugged in the extension wire and slumped on the floor. Janeza,…

N. Korea, supply chain issue to be discussed in S. Korea-China high-level talks next week

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) — South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin said Saturday his talks with China’s top diplomat next week will focus on ways for cooperation on North Korea and stability in supply chains. He is scheduled to make a three-day trip to the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao from Monday, during which he will meet bilaterally with his counterpart Wang Yi. It comes as the neighboring countries mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties on Aug. 24. In the talks, slated for Tuesday,…

Police arrest Roxas City’s No. 1 most wanted – Manila Bulletin

News / Visayas / Police arrest Roxas City’s No. 1 most wanted Police arrest Roxas City’s No. 1 most wanted BILLY Gaborne mugshot. (Police photo) ILOILO CITY – Police arrested Thursday, August 4, the No. 1 most wanted person in Roxas City, the capital of Capiz. The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Billy de Chavez Gaborne. The Roxas Component City Police Station arrested Gaborne, a high-value drug suspect and had a standing warrant of arrest issued by Judge Esperanza Isabel Poco-Deslate of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 29 in…

Team Secret survives ORDER as lower bracket run continues  – Manila Bulletin

Team Secret lived to fight another day as it survived Australian squad ORDER, 2-1, in the lower bracket of the the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2022: APAC Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) Friday, Aug. 5. Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan led Team Secret with 55 kills and 12 assist on his signature Jett as the Filipinos continue their run in the lower bracket after falling against BLEED Esports last Aug. 4 in the upper semis. After a 1-1 equalizer in Icebox and Ascent, where both squads eked out twin 13-5 wins, Team Secret…