Former PM Abe says Japan, U.S. could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan

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By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) -Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. Tensions over Chinese-claimed Taiwan have risen as President Xi Jinping seeks to assert his country’s sovereignty claims against the democratically ruled island. Taiwan’s government says it wants peace, but will defend itself if needed. Speaking virtually to a forum organised by Taiwanese think tank the Institute for National Policy Research, Abe noted the Senkaku islands – which China call… Read more about Former PM Abe says Japan, U.S. could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan

China summons Japan envoy over former PM Abe’s comments on Taiwan

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s foreign ministry summoned Japan’s ambassador in Beijing for an “emergency meeting” on Wednesday, after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said neither his country nor the United States could stand by if China attacked Taiwan. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hua Chunying called Abe’s remarks “erroneous” and a violation of basic norms of relations between China and Japan in the meeting with ambassador Hideo Tarumi, according to a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry. Abe’s comments “openly challenged China’s sovereignty and gave brazen support to Taiwan i… Read more about China summons Japan envoy over former PM Abe’s comments on Taiwan

Key takeaways from the Xi-Biden summit

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Beijing (AFP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Joe Biden held a virtual summit Tuesday, aiming to stabilise ties as tensions soar over Taiwan, human rights, and political and economic competition. After exchanging cordial greetings, leaders of the two rival superpowers had what Beijing described as a “frank, constructive” discussion that lasted over three hours with the wider aim of avoiding conflict between the world’s top two economies. Here are four main issues they did — and didn’t — discuss:  TaiwanThe topic of “extended discussion”, according to US officials, was Taiwa… Read more about Key takeaways from the Xi-Biden summit

Saso recovers with eagle-birdie finish, trails by two strokes in Florida tiff

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Jan Veran – Philstar.com November 19, 2021 | 1:55pm MANILA, Philippines – Not even a “terrible” shot could shatter Yuka Saso’s resolve as she fought back from a double-bogey mishap with a blistering six-under card in the last seven holes, topping it off with a big eagle-birdie finish for a 66 that put her just two strokes off a hot-starting flightmate Jeongeun Lee6 after 18 holes of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida Thursday (Friday, Manila time). “I made a terrible tee-shot on No. 10,” said Saso, who holed out with a 6 on the par-4 hole that negated her two frontside birdies…. Read more about Saso recovers with eagle-birdie finish, trails by two strokes in Florida tiff

Serbia stint molding Gilas women’s Animam to a more versatile player

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Luisa Morales – Philstar.com November 27, 2021 | 3:32pm MANILA, Philippines — It looks like Gilas Pilipinas women’s stalwart Jack Animam has already made herself a better player amid her stay in Serbia with Radnicki Kragujevac. Speaking to former PBA Commissioner Noli Eala on his radio show Power & Play on Saturday, Animam shared that playing with elite players in the First Women’s Basketball League of Serbia has pushed her to develop her game. “This league really challenged me to go out of my comfort zone,” Animam said. “Okay, magaling ako sa low post pero syempre, yung ibang team, ma-sscout … Read more about Serbia stint molding Gilas women’s Animam to a more versatile player

PBA seals partnership with East Asia Super League

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Luisa Morales – Philstar.com December 1, 2021 | 1:38pm MANILA, Philippines – The PBA has formalized its partnership with the East Asia Super League on Wednesday. Asia’s oldest professional hoops league will be among the pioneers in the EASL’s inaugural season as a Pan-Regional tournament. Clubs from the PBA will join teams from the Japan B. League, the Korean Basketball League and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)’s P. League+. Also in the mix will be a team from Hong Kong. The teams will be competing in weekly home-and-away games to compete for prize money worth $1 million. Set from October 2022 to Mar… Read more about PBA seals partnership with East Asia Super League