ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

10-nation group rebukes China’s bullying tactics By Martin Abbugao NAYPYIDAW (AFP) – Southeast Asian leaders have expressed “serious concern” over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing. Vietnam and the Philippines led a successful push for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to deliver […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
McDonald’s debuts new fry concept: shake and season

McDonald’s debuts new fry concept: shake and season

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s US has imported a popular concept from its franchise cousins in Asia that will allow customers to punch up their fries with different seasonings. After debuting in Hong Kong in 2005, the first Shakin’ Flavor Fries has hit restaurants in Northern California, where customers can season their fries with flavors like garlic […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA (AFP) – Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the 10-day drills were necessary to deal with the challenge […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued delicacy in Hong Kong and China. Conservationists say booming demand for such fins has put pressure […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

(Relaxnews) – Citroën’s premium brand DS, which is marketed exclusively in China, has just introduced its first SUV. Slated to premiere at the next Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR is directly derived from the Wild Rubis concept and aims to combine performance and luxury. In terms of design, the DS 6WR is equipped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Reigning NBA champion Miami and current season win leader San Antonio will be among five teams to play worldwide pre-season games next October, the league announced Thursday. China, Germany, Brazil and Turkey will host exhibitions ahead of the start of the 2014-2015 campaign with the league also saying international regular-season games will […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Starwood bans shark fin soup

Starwood bans shark fin soup

(Relaxnews) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the latest international hotel chain to ban the controversial shark fin soup across its entire portfolio of brands including Sheraton, Le Meridien, St. Regis and W Hotels. Beginning this July, in a gesture of environmental stewardship, the company will no longer serve the dish that’s considered a delicacy […]

PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines on Friday signed agreements to buy $528 million worth of military aircraft from South Korea and Canada amid ongoing territorial disputes with China. “After more than four decades of stagnancy in its dream of improving its capability, our air force has found a promise of new life with the realization […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

Pechanga Resort & Casino is proud to announce Kenichi Ebina, “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 winner, will perform a major production show this April for the first time ever since appearing on television. Fans will feel Kenichi Ebina’s pulsating energy from his dance during two special “Kenichi Ebina Dance-ish Entertainment” performances on April 12 and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

(Relaxnews) – The first Disneyland theme park resort in mainland China is to set to get an adjacent luxury shopping compound. The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail this week, Want China Times reports. ‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015. […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The United States, a treaty-bound ally of Manila, said it was “troubled” by Sunday’s incident in which China prevented movement of two ships contracted by […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

(SEOUL-AFP) – Asian boy band Super Junior-M will make a comeback this week with the release on Friday of a new album on Chinese Internet services, their agency said. “Swing” is their first album in more than 15 months since “Break Down”, which hit No. 1 on the US Billboard World Album Chart and landed […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world

How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world

(Relaxnews) – Be it a light show at a major landmark or a pint of Guinness, here’s how the Irish diaspora — and revelers looking for an excuse to don green hats — can fete St. Patrick’s Day this year. In its annual ‘greening’ the world campaign, Tourism Ireland has pulled off an impressive coup […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Timeline of World Wide Web

Timeline of World Wide Web

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years. Here is a timeline: March 12, 1989: British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee circulates his “informational management proposal” at the European organization CERN, laying the foundation for the World Wide Web. He […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

By M JEGATHESAN KUALA LUMPUR  (AFP) – Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most famous ex-footballer will become the face of a high-profile marketing campaign, including print ads shot by renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. China is fast becoming the British luxury and sportscar brand’s most important and competitive market and the choice of Beckham, arguably the most recognizable British star across the Asian […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring ·
‘America’s Got Talent’ 2013 winner Kenichi Ebina performing live at Pechanga

‘America’s Got Talent’ 2013 winner Kenichi Ebina performing live at Pechanga

Pechanga Resort & Casino has always been an Asian friendly destination with a great Asian host team and many Asian concerts for guests of different ethnicities. Now, Pechanga is proud to announce Kenichi Ebina, “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 winner, will perform a major production show for the first time ever since appearing on television. […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch. Four years after their launch, tablets remain overwhelmingly stuck at home and connected by wifi, frustrating mobile operators who are deprived of a potential […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

By Shaun Tandon and Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday offered his “strong support” for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China as he defied protests from Beijing to meet the Dalai Lama. With China warning that the meeting would derail ties between the world’s two largest economies, Obama […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·