Risk of conflict over China Sea growing, Philippines warns

“Whereas before the South China Sea was dominated by the US 7th Fleet, now the Chinese navy is starting to challenge the dominance,” Sto. Romana told a news forum in Manila. “I think we will see a shift in the balance of power.” “It is not the ... ( read original story ...)

Ice Hockey: Unified Korean Team Could Be Beijing-Bound

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace ... ( read original story ...)

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

"Whereas before the South China Sea was dominated by the U.S. 7th Fleet, now the Chinese navy is starting to challenge the dominance," Sto. Romana told a news forum in Manila. "I think we will see a shift in the balance of power." "It is not the case ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: Beijing Olympics will add 2 women’s hockey teams

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The women's hockey tournament will increase from eight to 10 teams for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene ... ( read original story ...)

China launches anti-poverty drive in restive Xinjiang

A three-year poverty eradication plan will focus on the northwestern region's 22 poorest counties, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. China launched a major security operation in the Muslim-majority territory in response to deadly violence ... ( read original story ...)