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Roundtable on research directions

An evaluation of the conference proceedings was done at the roundtable post conference discussion. Overall, comments elicited were very positive. Some of the comments and suggestions for future research: Research on the Chinese in Philippine economy, new generations of entrepreneurs, transnational links and business practices. Study on new Chinese immigrants: how illicit entry to the country …

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Chinese in the PH: New studies, current issues, future directions

Research on the Chinese in the Philippines is a rich and still quite unmined field. Last Jan. 15-16, Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc. convened a two-day conference on the “Chinese in the Philippines: New Studies, Current Issues, Future Directions.” The audience was limited mainly to academics and people interested …

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Tourism by the numbers

From research culled from various websites and other sources, we find that Philippine tourism has, indeed, been on an uptrend over the past years. The Philippines climbed 20 notches to 74th place in the 2015 World Economic Forum Tourism Competitiveness report. This rise in ranking reflects the country’s growing ability to attract and look after …

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Xiangqi introduced to PH

Xiangqi (Chinese chess 中國象棋) has moves similar to western-style chess (國際象棋). The chessmen of xiangqi are written in Chinese characters whereas those of the western-style chess are carved as figures. Xiangqi is a game for all ages. It is played widely in Asian countries especially in China, where people play the game in public places, …

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2016: Year in Review

2016 was replete with surprises, twists and turns in-country. President Duterte made the headlines around the world with his merciless stance on drugs; the Philippines woke up to the surprise burial of Marcos; and we finally won exclusive sovereign rights within its economic zones in some disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea. As we …

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2017 Year of the Rooster

This year’s Chinese New Year falls on Jan. 28, the Rooster year. Rooster is related to gold which indicates luxury, beauty and wealth. Rooster is also connected to the season of autumn or harvest time and people can experience relaxing or joyful time enjoying the fruits of their diligence. Malaysian-based spiritual feng shui practitioner Lilian …

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