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15 Chinese nationals nabbed for illegal online gambling

  Fifteen Chinese nationals involved in illegal online gambling activities have been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in two separate operations in Manila and Pampanga.   Arrested in Manila last Nov. 22 were Pan Jianbei, Pan Taiyuan, Jie Lu, Shengbo Zhang and Jian Lou Zhou. Those arrested in Angeles City in Pampanga last Nov. 21 were Yu Shize, Lin Hai Yang, Li Jun Qing, Yu Wen Quian, Xiao Wen Lao, Cai Shui Rong, Lin Jingming, Ju Shi Lin, Qiu Zai Wei and Xiao Jian Ze.   NBI Director Dante Gierran said the suspects are facing a complaint for violating Presidential Decree 1602, the Anti-Illegal Gambling Act, in relation to Republic Act ...Keep on reading: 15 Chinese nationals nabbed for illegal online gambling.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 27th, 2018Related News

Eala cruises to second round

Alex Eala and Carlyn Bless Guarde got through the opening round despite a massive foreign onslaught Wednesday in the Phinma-PSC International Junior Tennis Championships Week 2 at Manila Polo Club. The Week 1 champion crushed Japanese Yuna Kadowaki, 6-2, 6-1, to advance against Korean seventh seed Sim Chae-yun who got past fellow Filipina Alexa Joy Milliam, 6-2, 6-3. Guarde posted a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 victory over India’s Smiriti Bhasin even as five other Filipinas fell in the girls singles of the meet sponsored by Philippine Tennis Association, Philippins Sports Commission, Phinma Properties and Tecnifibre. Eala, who at 13 years old is the country’s most promising talent, rode on the crest of her smashing success last week where she barrelled through taller, older opponents to secure the title. Guarde will have an even bigger task in the second round as she will face next top seed Janine Tjen of Indonesia who booed out Tsai Yu-chin of Chinese Taipei, 6-2, 6-4. Second seed Saki Oyama of Japan defeated Maria Gabriel Sandejas, 6-1, 6-1, to take on China’s Tian FangRan, a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Chinese Taipei’s Huang Suan. Local bets Nina Marie Sandejas dropped to fourth seed Lu XuanJin of China, 6-0, 6-0; Tracy Llamas fell to Zheng Jie-xin of Chinese Taipei, 6-3, 6-1; Maria Patricia Lim yielded to fifth seed Ka Wing Lin of Hong Kong, 6-2, 6-0; and Macie Carlos bowed to Li JingYi of China, 6-3, 6-2. But things looked brighter in boys singles as Nio Tria, Marcus de Rosario and Vince Ej Tugade made it to the second round late Tuesday. Del Rosario pulled off a stunning upset of eighth seed Zhou XianYao of China, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, while Tria drubbed Jerall Yasin of Indonesia, 6-3, 6-4.  Tugade  nipped Liu Kun of Chinese Taipei, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 21st, 2018Related News

China coach admits Philippines ‘different’ team with Clarkson in tow

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson fell just short of leading the Philippines to victory over China's own NBA stars on his international debut, in a thrilling Asian Games basketball encounter Tuesday. The Zhou Qi-led China edged past Philippines 82-80 in a last-minute win at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta. Clarkson, who joined up with the team five days ago after the US league released him in a last-minute U-turn, lived up to the pre-match billing by top-scoring with 28 points, only to witness the Filipinos crumble down the stretch. Philippines, who were cheered on by a raucous crowd, led 80-77 with just over one minute left before China scored five straight point...Keep on reading: China coach admits Philippines ‘different’ team with Clarkson in tow.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 22nd, 2018Related News

Tale of the Tape: How does the Philippines stack up against China?

The big day has come. The Philippine national men's basketball team, currently fondly dubbed by fans as the "Gilastopainters," will finally do battle with old rival and tormentor China in Group D of the Asian Games. Can the Philippines beat the mighty Chinese -- the winningest team in Asian Games history? Can the Gilastopainters break a 44-year drought when it comes to defeating the Big Red Machine? Let's see how our boys measure up on paper. Frontline: Advantage China It's easy to give the hulking Chinese the edge here, what with their having two 7-footers and a bevy of guys standing 6'8" or taller. The one to watch is 7'2" Houston Rocket Zhou Qi, who, despite being just 22 years old, could be the best overall big man in the Asian Games when all is said and done. He runs the floor well, can shoot from the perimeter, finishes strong around the cup, and blocks shots like nobody's business. His length, athleticism, and timing will be huge stumbling blocks for a Filipino frontline lacking anyone taller than 6'9. Aside from Zhou, other guys who certainly put the hurt on the Philippines are 7'0" Wang Zhelin and 6'8" Abudushalamu Abudurexiti. Wang was a bona fide NBA draft pick by Memphis in 2016, while Abudurexiti was China's best power forward in both the first and third windows of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, averaging around 16 points and 8 rebounds. Needless to say, Poy Erram, Christian Standhardinger, Asi Taulava, Beau Belga, and Raymond Almazan will all have their hands full tonight. Wings: Advantage Philippines I'll go out on a limb and say that just by having Jordan Clarkson, the Filipinos will have the edge here, and that's despite China's having two-time CBA MVP Ding Yanyuhang. I don't think that, pound-for-pound, anyone on China can stop Clarkson from making his move and penetrating, though scoring on two 7-footers protecting the rim may be too much even for the Cleveland Cavalier guard. Still, Clarkson's scoring ability may be too much to handle for China at this level, and he'll definitely make Ding work extra hard on the defensive end. Gabe Norwood and James Yap will be key for the Philippines here. Defensively Gabe can hold his own against any of the Chinese wingmen, who will feature CBA Slam Dunk champion Zhao Tailong and three-point specialist Liu Zhixuan aside from Dallas Maverick signee Ding, while Yap's outside shooting will be crucial in helping spread China's D. Backcourt: Advantage Philippines As explosive as our wing scoring can be, it's really in the backcourt where the Philippines can flourish against China. Zhao Jiwei, one of China's top two point guards, was supposed to make it to Jakarta, but an injury has sidelined him, effectively handing over playmaking reigns to national team debutante Tian Yuxiang, the unsteady Fang Shuo, youngster Zhao Rui, and natural two-guard Sun Minghui -- another CBA Slam Dunk champion. Their main task will be trying to stop the athletic duo of Stanley Pringle and Maverick Ahanmisi, who combined for 22 points and 4 steals in their lopsided win over Kazakhstan last Thursday. Add prolific scorer Paul Lee to the mix, too, alongside the wily Chris Tiu, and, boy, China's guards may find themselves dancing to the wrong tune tonight. Pringle, of course, is going to be an x-factor. The 31-year-old will need to have another solid showing for the Philippines to really maximize their advantage in the backcourt. His penetration and decision-making will be barometers for the Filipinos' success here, so he needs to be aggressive and sharp. Coaching: Advantage China This is Yeng Guiao's first tour of duty with the national team in nearly ten years, while Li Nan has been coaching at the international level continuously since last year. Though Yeng has been coaching, on aggregate, for a much longer time, Li has been with this particular iteration of China's national team for more than a year now, and that familiarity with his team coupled with his experience in the Asian Qualifiers gives him the slight advantage. Of course, Li has not coached against a player like Jordan Clarkson yet, so he'll be thrown into the fire as well. I don't exactly know who has the tougher task here -- Yeng needs to find a way to limit the effectiveness of China's bigs, while Li needs to devise a scheme to slow Jordan Clarkson down. Neither is easy, but whoever gets to crack his puzzle should give his respective side a big boost. Overall, China can still be considered slight favorites in this matchup, owing to their collective recent international experience and their size, though they're one Jordan Clarkson or Stanley Pringle explosion away from starting their Asiad campaign on a losing note.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2018Related News

Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines. Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines' opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan. After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao. Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China. "We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn't going to play," the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines' reporters after Thursday's game. "Now, being able to participate is awesome. "I'm very excited to know that I'm finally getting to do this, being able to play ... for the country. It's definitely something that I've been looking forward to." Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with "fun style of play." "I feel the support, the love all the time," he said. "My grandma is real proud I'm able to do this now." The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended. Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 16th, 2018Related News

It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games

Getting the final confirmation from the NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is headed to the Asian Games to play for the Philippines. In a post on Twitter, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed that the Fil-American player has been officially been cleared by the NBA to suit up in the continental meet. The NBA also released a statement Wednesday morning saying Clarkson along with Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks, who both play for China, have been given "special exception" to play in the basketball event of the Asiad. The league cleared that while NBA contracts stipulate that its players can only pl...Keep on reading: It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games

Jordan Clarkson went from not being allowed to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games to being the country's flag-bearer. The Philippine Sports Commission on Wednesday announced that Clarkson will be front and center when the Philippine delegation marches during the opening ceremony on Saturday atGelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, was initially disallowed by the NBA to participate in the Asiad. The league, however, made a U-turn and gave Clarkson the thumbs up following an appeal made by Philippine sports officials. The NBA on Wednesday morning released a statement giving Clarkson and China's Zhou Qi of the Houston R...Keep on reading: Jordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

‘Double standard’

Zhou Qi, who has live contract with the Houston Rockets, is reportedly allowed by the NBA to play for China in the Asiad, while Jordan Clarkson of Cleveland Cavaliers has been denied clearance to play for the Philippines. IF Houston Rockets’ Zhou Qi can play for his mother country China… Source link link: ‘Double standard’.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

‘Double standard’

Zhou Qi, who has live contract with the Houston Rockets, is reportedly allowed by the NBA to play for China in the Asiad, while Jordan Clarkson of Cleveland Cavaliers has been denied clearance to play for the Philippines. IF Houston Rockets’ Zhou Qi can play for his mother country China….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

‘Meteor Garden 2018’: Same old recipe but girls still love it

JAKARTA --- There is no red card with F4 written on it, which means a warning for messing up with the alpha males of a top university.   Instead, there is a joker card but still with F4 written on it -- a signal to whoever wants to challenge the top four tall, smart, good-looking guys to a bridge game. The loser will receive physical punishments ranging from cleaning the school for the whole semester to staying in the biology lab a whole night.   The successful Meteor Garden -- which hit Asia 17 years ago and skyrocketed new Taiwanese actors Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu and Vannes Wu to stardom -- has been remade by the same producer: Angie Chai.   La...Keep on reading: ‘Meteor Garden 2018’: Same old recipe but girls still love it.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 19th, 2018Related News

‘Us and Them’: Love makes the ultimate sacrifice in riveting romantic drama

Love means never having to say you're sorry. But, sometimes, letting petty misunderstandings pile up unaddressed could have disastrous repercussions. In the three-hanky romantic drama "Us and Them," which makes its Netflix debut on Friday, the strong romantic bond that unexpectedly blooms between bosom buddies Jianqing Lin (played by heartthrob Jing Boran) and Xiaoxiao Fan (Zhou Dongyu of Zhang Yimou's "Under the Hawthorn Tree") cracks under the strain of stubbornness, immaturity and ambition. Jianqing and Xiaoxiao's shared tale is framed by a decadelong journey that begins when their paths cross on a train to Beijing during the hectic chunyun period, the Spring Festival's 40-d...Keep on reading: ‘Us and Them’: Love makes the ultimate sacrifice in riveting romantic drama.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 19th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country. The 38-year-old, who controversially lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in July, was in Beijing this week. He and Chinese sports-development firm Dancing Sports held a signing ceremony that included plans to build a Manny Pacquiao International Boxing Academy in the capital, the company said. Zhou Wenxin, chairman of Dancing Sports, said their tie-up would deepen Chinese-Philippine relations in boxing and beyond. The academy will draft in coaches from abroad to help develop ...Keep on reading: Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2017Related News

Beijing evicts Chinese domestic migrants in droves, prompting outcry

BEIJING --- Zhou Xinci left her hometown in China's struggling rust belt four years ago for Beijing with little more than the clothes on her back and a dream to one day save enough money to buy a home. That dream is now fast unraveling as Zhou, 35, watches as her neighbors -- other low-income Chinese migrants like her -- are being hurriedly evicted from their homes on the outskirts of the capital by the government. Authorities in Beijing have launched sweeping evictions of workers who have migrated from elsewhere in the country, triggering a public outcry over the treatment of people the city depends on to build skyscrapers, care for children and take on other lowly paid work. ...Keep on reading: Beijing evicts Chinese domestic migrants in droves, prompting outcry.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 28th, 2017Related News

Harden falls just short of triple-double as Rockets rout Knicks

em>By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press /em> James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Houston made 22 3-pointers while remaining unbeaten and keeping New York winless in the preseason, 117-95. The teams tried during the offseason to work out a trade for Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks ended up sending him to Oklahoma City, though the Rockets appear to still have plenty of firepower. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points for the Knicks. em> strong>ROCKETS: /strong> /em>Houston has made at least 22 three-pointers in all three games. No team has ever had three straight games with 20 or more in the regular season. Clint Capela had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Eric Gordon added 18 points. Zhou Qi played three minutes, getting three points. em> strong>KNICKS: /strong> /em> Michael Beasley scored 17 points before leaving with a bruised left elbow. He landed hard on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. Damyean Dotson also had 17 for New York. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Houston (3-0) visits Memphis on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). New York (0-4) hosts Washington on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ___ strong>PISTONS 107, PACERS 97 /strong> Detroit outscored Indiana 30-15 from the three-point line, and had a 26-11 edge in points off turnovers. Ish Smith, Reggie Jackson and Boban Marjanovic had 14 points apiece for the Pistons. Damien Wilkins led Indiana with 14 off the bench, shooting 5-for-6 and making both of his 3-point tries. em> strong>PACERS: /strong> /em> Indiana led by 16 in the second quarter, but was outscored 71-47 in the final 25 minutes. Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Lance Stephenson all didn't play. Al Jefferson had 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting. em> strong>PISTONS: /strong> /em>Smith also had nine assists. Detroit was plus-25 in Henry Ellenson's 28 minutes. Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Bullock each scored 12 for the Pistons. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Indiana (2-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Detroit (2-1) visits Toronto on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). ___ strong>CELTICS 113, 76ERS 96 /strong> Hours after Philadelphia and Joel Embiid agreed on a five-year extension worth $148 million, Boston had no trouble with the 76ers and led wire-to-wire. Semi Ojeleye scored 16 for Boston, which led by as many as 34. Ben Simmons scored 15 for the 76ers, though he missed seven of his 10 free throws. em> strong>CELTICS: /strong> /em>Aron Baynes sprained his left knee in the first half. Jaylen Brown scored 12 for the Celtics, who got 15 apiece from Terry Rozier and Abdel Nader. em> strong>76ERS: /strong> /em>Furkan Korkmaz scored 13 and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz added 12. The 76ers shot 28 percent from three-point range and 52 percent from the foul line. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Boston (3-0) visits Charlotte on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Philadelphia (0-3) plays Brooklyn on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) in Uniondale, New York. ___ strong>HEAT 109, HORNETS 106 /strong> Justise Winslow's layup with 23.7 seconds left put Miami ahead for good, as the Heat rallied in the final minutes. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 18 for Miami, which got 13 from Dion Waiters and 11 points and 11 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside. Malik Monk scored 19 and Dwight Howard had 16 for Charlotte. em> strong>HORNETS: /strong> /em>All-Star guard Kemba Walker left early in the third quarter after getting hit in the face, and Jeremy Lamb left with groin soreness. Charlotte had a 29-14 edge in points off turnovers, but was 5-for-26 from three-point range. em> strong>HEAT: /strong> /em>James Johnson was called for a Flagrant-1 after a hard foul on Howard in the third quarter. The two slapped hands afterward, clearly without animosity. The rookie learning curve for Bam Adebayo continued, after he had three fouls in three first-half minutes and the Heat were outscored by 10 in that stretch. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Miami (2-2) hosts Washington on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Charlotte (1-2) hosts Boston on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). ___ strong>HAWKS 100, GRIZZLIES 88 /strong> Dennis Schroder scored 21 points to lead Atlanta, which got 15 from Malcolm Delaney. James Ennis scored 14 to lead Memphis. em> strong>GRIZZLIES: /strong> /em>Memphis was only 4-for-22 from three-point range. Marc Gasol had 13 rebounds. em> strong>HAWKS: /strong> /em>Rookie John Collins got cut beneath his right eye, then returned and led the Hawks with eight rebounds. Atlanta was plus-21 in DeAndre' Bembry's 20 minutes. The game was at Georgia Tech because of renovations at the arena where the Hawks play. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Memphis (2-1) hosts Houston on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Atlanta (2-2) hosts Dallas on Thursday (Fridau, PHL time) at Georgia Tech. ___ strong>MAVERICKS 99, MAGIC 96 /strong> Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points, Harrison Barnes added 14 and Dirk Nowitzki added 10 for Dallas. D.J. Augustin scored 24 points for the Magic, which got 19 from Jonathon Simmons. em> strong>MAGIC: /strong> /em> Nikola Vucevic grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Augustin was 6-for-10 from three-point range, and Mo Speights had 15 points after shooting 4-for-7 from beyond the arc. em> strong>MAVERICKS: /strong> /em>Smith also had seven assists and six rebounds. J.J. Barea was very effective, tallying eight points and nine rebounds. Nowitzki made four of his seven shots. em> strong>UP NEXT: /strong> /em>Orlando (2-2) vists San Antonio on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Dallas (3-1) visits Atlanta on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at Georgia Tech. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 10th, 2017Related News

Zou Shiming dominates foe in rematch, wins WBO flyweight title

LAS VEGAS — Zhou Shiming once again outpointed tough Thai Prasitsak Phaprom in their rematch Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to win the.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 6th, 2016Related News

Chinese container vessel stranded in Taiwan

A handout photo made available by Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration on September 19, 2016 shows the 40,000-ton Chinese container vessel Gang Tai Tai Zhou stranded on the beach of the Taiwan-held Kinmen Island, and an oil boom is being used .....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2016Related News

China acquires basic technology for manned lunar missions: chief engineer

JIUQUAN -- China has acquired the basic technology to carry out manned lunar missions, chief engineer of China's manned space program Zhou Jianping said Thursday......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2016Related News

Billion Dollar Divorce Settlement Marks China’s Most Expensive Divorce in History

Zhou Yahui, chairman of the online gaming company Kunlun, has agreed to a divorce settlement with his wife Li Qiong, the company announced on Tuesday......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2016Related News

F4 sans Vic Zhou performs 'Meteor Rain' at Ken Chu's Bali wedding

F4 sans Vic Zhou performs 'Meteor Rain' at Ken Chu's Bali wedding.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: EntertainmentSep 6th, 2016Related News

China's Zhou Qi has work to follow in Yao's NBA footsteps

China's Zhou Qi has work to follow in Yao's NBA footsteps.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2016Related News