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China at most risk to Ebola, report says

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It’s only a matter of time before the deadly Ebola virus disease infects China, and the Philippines had better be prepared. China has been identified as the first Asian country most likely to be hit by this fearsome disease that has no known cure and is 90 percent fatal at its worst.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Contradictions in Beijing

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There is, judging from appearances, a palpable sense of things loosening up in Beijing. There are flashy cars aplenty on the streets (and an accompanying recklessness in driving habits, echoing Manila), men and women walk about clad in the latest in fashion, and the number of shopping centers, stores, restaurants, and coffee shops has bloomed in a dizzying array.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

China after 65 years

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“Tonight, Chang’an Boulevard is brightly lit and flowers are in full bloom in front of the Tiananmen Rostrum,” Chinese President Xi Jinping opened his address at the reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Political ferment in Hong Kong

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When the British government returned Hong Kong to China in July 1997—the “handover,” as it was then called—what was transferred was not just a piece of land, but the political administration of the people living there. Land is inert, but people are not. They have memory, identity, aspirations—and, hopefully, the will to act on the basis of these. It is important to keep this in mind in any attempt to understand what is happening in Hong Kong today.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Occupy Central

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Hong Kong’s Occupy Central is an intriguing study in civil disobedience. At this writing now into its third day (the fourth, by the time you read this), the protest action has seen the occupation of the central business district of Hong Kong by several thousand people, mostly young students who are boycotting classes.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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