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January 14, 2019 11:35 AM Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum, China's CNOOC get nod for LNG terminal

The Department of Energy grants Tanglawan Philippines LNG Incorporated the notice to proceed to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas The joint venture of Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) was given the green light to establish a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Batangas. In a disclosure 34

January 12, 2019 2:22 PM China's Huawei 'fires' employee arrested in Poland

Citing management rules in company contracts, Huawei says it 'has decided to immediately terminate its employer relationship with Wang Weijing' BEIJING, China – Chinese telecom giant Huawei has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, saying he had harmed the company's global reputation, a state-run newspaper said Saturday 26

January 7, 2019 4:12 PM Azkals make it a game in 0-1 loss to Korea

The Philippine Azkals held their ground until the 67th minute when the Korean Taeguk Warriors' attacks yielded them a goal Monday night at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. Hwang Ui-Jo scored on a follow up with a right-footed shot from the right side off the six yard box to the high center of the goal, 1-0, giving Korea its first win at the start of the Group 21

January 3, 2019 12:27 PM A real roasting: Coffee startup Luckin set to overtake Starbucks in China

Just a year in the business, Luckin Coffee will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain BEIJING, China – After only a year in business, startup Luckin Coffee said Thursday, January 3, it will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain. The company said it plans 22

January 2, 2019 2:03 PM Struggling Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen as opponent retires

China's Wang Xinyu is forced to retire from the match after feeling pain in her thigh BEIJING, China – Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova qualified for the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen WTA after struggling against China's great tennis hope Wang Xinyu, who was forced to retire from the match in pain. The fifth-seed Russian was surprised early on by the power 22

December 30, 2018 10:53 AM China to mark Year of the Pig with 'Peppa Pig' movie

A new film titled 'Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year' is set for release in February 2019 BEIJING, China – China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring Peppa Pig, despite a backlash against the popular British cartoon character earlier this year. A government document listing upcoming movie projects shows a new film in the works 13

December 29, 2018 11:37 AM Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

SHANGHAI, China – Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada’s arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support. Several companies are offering employees subsidies for Huawei phone purchases, while others have even warned staff against buying Apple 30

December 21, 2018 2:17 PM ‘Smart’ uniforms track Chinese students to prevent absenteeism

BEIJING, China – Schools in southern China are using chip-powered "smart" school uniforms to track their students in a bid to tackle truancy and boost attendance, according to state media. The uniforms use chips to monitor the location of students and can record their exit and entry into school, according to the tech firm behind the tracking devices 36

December 18, 2018 8:13 AM Paulo Bersamina crashes into Asian Chess Championship top 20

Paulo Bersamina defeats countryman John Merill Jacutina in the 8th round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships MANILA, Philippines – Filipino International Master Paulo Bersamina trounced countryman John Merill Jacutina to join Grandmaster John Paul Gomez and IM Ricky de Guzman inside the top 20 after the 8th and penultimate round of the 17th Asian 27

December 13, 2018 9:06 AM Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn't change a thing

'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom." "I would not have changed a thing during my time in Miss World this past month. Despite 25