The Philippines is emerging as a more attractive destination for holidaymakers from the Chinese mainland despite geopolitical concerns, according to industry insiders.
As the new Philippine government takes office, it is faced with a range of challenges to improve the country's weak infrastructure.
Two cardboard figures stand in the 1,500-square-meter showroom of Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD in Mandaluyong City of Metro Manila — one of Keith Bryan Haw, a Filipino speed racer; and the other of Warren Buffett, the legendary American investor.
An improvement in relations between China and the Philippines is in sight through deeper people-to-people engagement, according to former Philippine president Fidel V Ramos, who has urged the leaders of the two countries to meet soon.
Two explosions hit an Afghan police convoy in the western part of Kabul on Thursday, leaving more than 20 people dead, sources said.
An arbitration tribunal would be wrong to decide in the Philippines' favor over claims it has brought unilaterally against China regarding South China Sea issues, according to a professor at Oxford University.
Chinese scholars said on Wednesday that China is not acting against its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Convention Law of Sea.
The Philippines' incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary said he favors a "balanced diplomacy" with the United States and China while seeking economic cooperation with Beijing.
A Chinese fleet with about 1,200 soldiers and officers arrived in the Pearl Harbor Wednesday to take part in the Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 2016) multinational naval exercise.
China's Tibet autonomous region and Nepal have agreed to work toward resuming Lhasa-Kathmandu direct bus service after decade-long gap.
An arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea said on Wednesday that it will deliver its decision on July 12.
An arbitral tribunal with widely contested jurisdiction will issue an award on July 12 on the South China Sea case unilaterally initiated by the Philippines, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague said.