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MAURO GIA SAMONTE AT the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping was immediately disadvantaged by having to speak ahead of US President Donald Trump’s proxy, Vice President Mike Pence. At that, he was in a position of having to telegraph …

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Disinformation? Do pro-active response

AMADO S. TOLENTINO, JR. FAKE news has spread all over the world to the benefit of, among others, irresponsible politicians. As a consequence, “disinformation” is becoming the preferred word to mean “all forms of false, inaccurate or misleading information designed, presented and promoted to intentionally cause harm.” Lies, gossip, rumors, …

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Are we at ‘peak America’?

FAREED ZAKARIA NEW YORK: The G-20 summit in Argentina is taking place at a moment when the United States still stands at the center of the world. The US economy is booming, the dollar is almighty, American technology companies continue to dominate the new digital economy, and the US military …

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Rising anti-Chinese sentiment

AL S. VITANGCOL III THE red flag is up. The report that a substantial number of Chinese tourists has been converting their tourist visas into working visas has been confirmed. This was revealed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) during a hearing of the Senate committee on labor, …

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Sparks fly as Wilder, Fury face off ahead of title fight

LOS ANGELES: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury needed to be separated here Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as tempers boiled over in an explosive final press conference before their heavyweight title showdown. World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Wilder and Fury will collide in a high-stakes showdown at the Staples Center on …

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Maroons prove no substitute for hard work

It was a long and grueling journey back to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) finals for the University of the Philippines (UP) but it’s all worth it. Hard work and patience paid off on Wednesday, as UP booked a trip to the finals for the first time …

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Different sizes, same mission

ED TOLENTINO From a physical standpoint, Filipino Mark Anthony Barriga and Briton Tyson Fury are poles apart. The 5’2” Barriga competes in the minimumweight division, pro boxing’s lightest weight class (105 pounds), while Fury is a 6’9,” 260-pound heavyweight who literally crushes the weighing scales. For all their differences, Barriga …

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Nietes eyes 4th division belt vs Ioka on New Year’s Eve

Filipino three weight divisions champions Donnie Nietes and Japanese Kazuto Ioka will dispute the vacant world junior bantamweight titles on New Year’s Eve at the Wynn Place resort in Macau. Both Nietes and Ioka have to sign the fight contract, but ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported that Tom Loeffler of 360 …

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Guiao says airtight defense key to beating Kazakhs

National coach Yeng Guiao said that smothering defense is the key for Team Pilipinas to subdue Kazakhstan tonight in the fifth window of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asian Qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Game time begins at 7:30 p.m. “We will be in trouble …

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Westbrook triple-double fuels Thunder, Harden fires but Rockets fall

LOS ANGELES: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrated another triple-double milestone and an NBA victory Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), while Houston star James Harden’s first triple-double of the season spelled only frustration in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Westbrook’s 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists propelled the …

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