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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Who said it?

One valuable lesson we have learned is that we need to stick to reform and opening up

Zhang Dejiang, Chongqing's new party secretary, speaking to a delegation of Taiwanese businessmen

I announced to people when I landed that I come in peace

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Kuala Lumpur hosts Philippine peace talks

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Beheadings linked to torture claim

The Philippine military is investigating whether the recent beheading of five soldiers by Abu Sayyaf extremists was partly in retaliation for the alleged torture of a man authorities accused of being a member.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Massacre probe a final integrity test for Arroyo

The massacre of 57 people in a Muslim-dominated province of the southern Philippines leaves Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a political and moral dilemma: how strongly will she go after the killers when those who allegedly ordered the massacre were her political allies?

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Anger as army kills Mindanao family of five

Human rights and peace monitoring groups in the southern Philippines voiced outrage yesterday after a pregnant woman and her four children were killed in an incident described by the military as a case of 'collateral damage'.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Insurgent leader to face charges

Philippine authorities have begun preparing criminal charges against rebel commander Ameril Umbra in a move that could deal a new blow to the stalled peace process.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Network won't pay journalists' ransom

A major television network said yesterday it would refuse to pay a ransom demand it received for the release of news anchor Ces Drilon and two cameramen, missing since Sunday on the strife-torn southern Philippine island of Jolo.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Manila set to hand control of south to rival rebel faction

The Philippine government is offering to hand control of a swathe of territory in the Muslim south to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), effectively voiding a 12-year-old peace deal that put the area under the control of a rival rebel faction.

The sweeping deal would, for the first time, grant a rebel administration the power to collect lucrative mining and oil taxes.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Muslim region tense ahead of US exercises

Governor still trying to calm anger over army 'massacre'

Thousands of Filipino and US soldiers pouring into the southern Philippines over the next few days for annual war games will find it fraught with tension over the deaths of eight people, including two children, in an encounter with US-trained troops.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Up in arms

On a quiet afternoon in December, the staff at Panamao District Hospital in the southern Philippine province of Sulu were startled to receive an ultimatum from an armed American soldier.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am