Chinese Scientist, First to Sequence COVID Virus, Protests After Lab Eviction

Dr. Shi Zhengli, a prominent Chinese virologist known for her groundbreaking work in studying coronaviruses, has recently made headlines after being evicted from her lab following her publication of the first sequence of the COVID virus.

This development has raised concerns about academic freedom and scientific inquiry in China, drawing attention to the challenges faced by researchers in the country. Dr. Shi, also known as “Bat Woman” for her research on bat coronaviruses, gained international recognition for her efforts in identifying and studying the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

China Decries G7’s Concerns on South, East China Seas

China has voiced strong objections to the recent statements made by the Group of Seven (G7) nations concerning tensions in the South and East China Seas.

The G7, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, expressed their concerns over the maritime disputes in these regions, emphasizing the need for peace, stability, and adherence to international law. In their communiqué, the G7 nations underscored the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of […]

How Chinese Networks Clean Dirty Money on a Vast Scale

Chinese networks have emerged as significant players in the world of money laundering, utilizing sophisticated methods to clean dirty money on a vast scale.

These operations have not only drawn the attention of law enforcement agencies worldwide but have also underscored the complexities and challenges of combating financial crime in an increasingly interconnected world. Chinese money laundering networks operate with a high degree of organization and sophistication. They employ a variety of methods to move and disguise illicit funds, […]

UK Government invests £700m in Sizewell C nuclear power plant, boosting clean energy efforts

The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to clean energy by backing the construction of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk. The project, led by French energy company EDF, is expected to provide 3.2 GW of electricity to the grid, helping to reduce the country's carbon emissions and meet its energy demands.

The government’s announcement comes after concerns were raised over the cost of the project, which could reach £20bn, as well as the environmental impact and safety risks associated with nuclear power plants. However, supporters argue that nuclear energy is necessary to support the UK’s energy transition and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The Sizewell C […]

President Bongbong Marcos Urges Government Agencies to Ensure Filipinos’ Safety in War-Torn Israel

The situation in Israel, particularly in areas like Gaza, has been marked by longstanding tensions and conflicts. Civilians in the region, including foreign nationals, often find themselves at risk due to the volatile nature of the situation. President Bongbong Marcos, cognizant of the Filipino diaspora living and working in Israel, wasted no time in directing […]

2 Million Reservists Join AFP Annually: The Impact of Mandatory ROTC

Mandatory ROTC, a program that has been implemented in various countries worldwide, has been met with both enthusiasm and apprehension. The goal is to instill discipline, leadership, and a sense of duty among the youth while creating a substantial reserve force ready to defend the nation when called upon. The Philippines, recognizing the importance of […]

China Remakes Religions in its Own Image

China’s religious landscape boasts a rich history of coexisting beliefs that have shaped the nation’s cultural and spiritual identity for centuries. However, with the rise of communism in the mid-20th century, religious institutions faced increasing scrutiny and restrictions. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), places of worship were often destroyed, religious leaders persecuted, and practices discouraged. […]

September 21, 1972 – A Turning Point in Philippine History: The Signing of Proclamation No. 1081 by President Ferdinand Marcos

On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081, placing the Philippines under Martial Law. As early as 1969, he foresaw an escalation of violence and disorder in the country that led to the declaration of Martial Law. Marcos also later proclaimed September 21 as National Thanksgiving Day by virtue of Proclamation […]

Canada Sees China as Less ‘Dependable’ Partner on Critical Minerals, Minister Says

Critical minerals, often referred to as rare earth minerals, are indispensable components of high-tech industries, including electronics, renewable energy, and defense. China has historically held a strong grip on this sector, supplying a significant portion of the world’s demand. This dominance has raised concerns in Canada and other countries, particularly regarding the vulnerability of supply […]

PH, US Navies to Hold Maritime Exercises in October

This forthcoming collaboration builds upon a longstanding history of military cooperation between the two nations, grounded in the Mutual Defense Treaty inked in 1951. The treaty serves as the bedrock of their security alliance, pledging mutual defense in case of an armed attack and adapting to address contemporary security challenges. The objectives of these maritime […]