US Senator Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo: Reuters

Why is Bernie Sanders tweeting about Philippine trade unions in his 2020 US election campaign?

  • The senator has accused the Philippine government of carrying out an ‘abhorrent’ crackdown on activists and labour groups
  • Is it a genuine sign of support for Philippine unionists or an attempt to court 3.4 million Filipino-Americans?
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US Senator Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo: Reuters
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Workers erect a reinforcement grid of iron bars for a concrete wall of a power substation in Manila. Photo: AFP

China can turn off the Philippine national power grid, officials say

  • Engineers in China could plunge the country into darkness using a remote operating system supplied by a firm based in Nanjing
  • Senators demand an investigation into the national security implications, but official says a similar arrangement exists in Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand
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Workers erect a reinforcement grid of iron bars for a concrete wall of a power substation in Manila. Photo: AFP
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