Lakers fined $50k after Johnson praises Antetokounmpo

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo (left) and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 after team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson showered praise on Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA said Tuesday.The league said in a statement Johnson had breached the NBA’s anti-tampering rule in remarks about Antetokounmpo made in an interview with ESPN last week.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 28 points per game this season, was delighted by Johnson’s lavish praise.“A compliment like that coming from Magic, that’s huge,” he said.“But for me, I just got to stay focused, keep working on my game and try to get better.” /cbbADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Modest goal Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the interview, Johnson spoke glowingly about Antetokounmpo, saying he saw parallels between the 23-year-old and his own Hall of Fame career.“In his understanding of the game, his basketball IQ, his creativity of shots for his teammates. That’s where we [have the] same thing,” Johnson was quoted as saying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m just happy he’s starting in the All-Star game because he deserves that. And he’s going to be like an MVP, a champion, this dude he’s going to put Milwaukee on the map. And I think he’s going to bring them a championship one day.“He’s special. A man that can handle the basketball like he can and be a great — he’s probably the greatest athlete we have in the league today. And then his understanding, his basketball IQ is off the chart.”last_img read more

GlobalPort sees Romeo trade as a ‘win-win solution’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetting go of Terrence Romeo was a hard decision but GlobalPort felt parting ways with its top star was the right thing to do moving forward.“It’s sad and frustrating to let go one of hottest players in the land, but we will not stand in the way of one’s desire and happiness. So with a heavy heart, we are trading our top star Terrence Romeo to TNT Katropa,” GlobalPort management said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT He struggled in the two games, averaging only 17.0 points, and the Batang Pier were sent into an exit in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.Not helping was his clash with coach Pido Jarencio in the third quarter of GlobalPort’s 79-86 defeat where the two had a shouting match during a timeout.Still, GlobalPort remained grateful for the time they had with Romeo.“This is a win-win solution for us and the camp of Terrence. We have so much respect for the guy,” the statement continued.“We as a team must move on towards our main goal, which is to get better and contend for our first-ever championship. Besides, Tautuaa could be the missing link to our championship aspirations,” it ended.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Embattled Romeo ‘deserves a second chance’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Batang Pier shipped Romeo and Yousef Taha to TNT in exchange of Mo Tautuaa and a pair of future draft picks on Tuesday, ending their five-year partnership with the super scorer.With Romeo, GlobalPort reached its first ever semifinals back in the 2016 Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe former FEU stalwart has also etched his name as one of the league’s brightest stars, winning the scoring title thrice and earning a spot in Gilas Pilipinas.However, things didn’t go as planned this past conference, where Romeo played only two games due to a knee injury. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Pocari-Air Force earns first win at expense of BanKo

first_imgPocari-Air Force got into the winners’ circle after stealing one from BanKo, 15-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Sunday at People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City.The Lady Warriors relied on a three-pronged attack that Madeline Palmer spearheaded with 16 points while Myla Pablo and Amelie Love had 15 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pocari improved to 1-1, to have the same record as the Perlas Spikers and Tacloban, Creamline and Iriga-Navy.The Cool Smashers, though, hope to bounce back against PayMaya in the second game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJutarat Montripila and Lakia Bright had 18 points apiece to lead the Perlas Spikers while Amy Ahomiro pitched in 10.Pocari-Air Force and BanKo were in a virtual stalemate in terms of spikes, a 45-44 for the former, but the Lady Warriors outclassed the Perlas Spikers in blocks, 11-5, and in aces, 11-6. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kovalev to defend belt vs Alvarez in new Atlantic City venue China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

NCAA: Letran trumps Arellano to stay hot

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Michael Canete carried the Chiefs with 23 points but was shut down in the fourth quarter with only two points. Phoenix happy to have ‘high-risk, high-reward’ Abueva on board Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Larry Muyang against Arellano defenders. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran continued its winning ways after blasting Arellano University, 88-70, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Larry Muyang led the way with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 10 rebounds for the Knights, who dropped their season opener, racked up their fourth victory in a row.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES “Good win for us especially we were very tentative at the start. We went back to square one and we became aggressive and we got into the right rhythm,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.Letran ended the game on a 10-0 run after Arellano threatened and pulled to within single digits.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our character showed that we’re willing to regroup and play as a team,” Napa said.The Knights had six players in double digits. Jerrick Balanza added 14 points while JP Calvo and Bong Quinto had 13 and 11 points, respectively. Chris Fajarito and Bonbon Batiller also scored 11.center_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Another bronze for PH courtesy of pencak silat

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: Asian Games: PH wins 2 more bronzes in pencak silat Indonesia’s Puspa Arumsari went home with the gold medal with 467 points while Singapore’s Nurzuhairah Mohammad Yazid edged out Regalado for the silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As of posting, the Philippines is in 16th place with 14 medals including three golds. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Tricks of the trade? Hamilton worried by Ferrari extra speed LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Cherry May Regalado of the Philippines competes in the women’s seni artistry regu putri event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Philippines bagged another bronze medal in pencak silat courtesy of Cherry May Regalado in the women’s single division in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Regalado delivered the country’s 11th bronze medal on Monday, a day after fellow Filipino bets Dines Dumaan and Jeffersoon Loon also got third-place finishes in pencak silat.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Coronel, Eze push streaking Altas past Bombers

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRiding high after taking down top seed Lyceum, University of Perpetual Help continued its winning ways after fending off Jose Rizal University, 85-73, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.AJ Coronel set the tone, scoring 15 of his career-high 22 points in the first quarter, while Prince Eze saved his best for last with 10 of his 16 points coming in the fourth period to power the Altas, who joined College of St. Benilde in fourth place with an 8-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Galvelo, role players step up for Letran Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “As long as we continue our roll we’ll be in good shape,” said Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim.The Altas led from start to finish but the Heavy Bombers didn’t go down easily with Jed Mendoza and Leo Esguerra keeping them in the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMendoza finished with 22 points, five rebounds and five assists while Esguerra added 21 points and eight rebounds for JRU, which remained at the bottom of the standings with a 2-12 card.Jelo Razon had 21 points while Edgar Charcos dished out eight assists with four points to boot for Perpetual Help. View commentslast_img read more

NCAA: San Beda zooms to 7th straight win, turns back San Sebastian

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Down 1-3, UP needs to start winning for a shot at Final 4 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulanadi and Ilagan still put up 23 and 20 points, respectively, but that came at the expense of high volume shooting as the two went a combined 14-of-29 from the field while Calisaan went 2-of-9 for seven points.“I really salute San Sebastian because Bualanadi and Ilagan can shoot and also Calisaan did his job,” said Fernandez. “We really planned on those three guys and we wanted to limit them and play good defense against them.”“We were there but they still made their shots and they made a good job adjusting to our defense.”Mocon led the Red Lions’ hunt with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists while Robert Bolick had 18 points and four dimes.Donald Tankoua had his own double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds for San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda’s victory, however, didn’t come in a cruise after the Stags suddenly turned into a threat early in the fourth quarter taking a 65-64.That small buffer proved to be the Stags’ last saving grace after Robert Bolick scored five straight points to hand San Beda a 69-65 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJavee Mocon then iced San Sebastian with two straight triples for the Red Lions’ 82-72 lead.San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said they focused on making San Sebastian’s star trio of Allyn Bulanadi, RK Ilagan, and Michael Calisaan work for their shots. GO AHEAD. Robert Bolick give San Beda back the lead in the fourth quarter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda moved closer to another Final Four berth after dispatching San Sebastian, 82-75, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions extended their winning streak to seven games and tied Lyceum atop the standings with a 13-1 record. They also clinched least a playoff for a Final Four berth.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Happy birthday, King! Greetings pour in for LeBron James as he turns 34

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia NBA superstar LeBron James turned 34 just before the world ushers in the new year and there was no shortage of love for one of the world’s most popular athletes on his birthday.READ: LeBron James’ consecutive games streak ends at 156 ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James’ “banana boat” buddies Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade waxed a little sentimental as LeBron turned another year older, with the Rockets point guard even poking fun at his hairline. Friends, former and current teammates, NBA greats and stars from other sports all extended their greetings for James, remembering his legacy in basketball and the friendship they have built.READ: Without LeBron James, Lakers rally in 4th quarter to beat KingsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJames’ missed his first birthday game since joining the NBA, sitting out against the Sacramento with a groin injury on Sunday. But the Lakers gave him a 121-114 victory as a perfect gift. CJ McCollum breaks out of slump as Blazers dump 76ers #HappyBirthday @KingJames enjoy! @Lakers @NBAonTNT @NBA pic.twitter.com/iJmPMggAzc— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) December 31, 2018 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Happy birthday, @KingJames. I know you’ll be back in no time. #lifeisaworkout pic.twitter.com/s29ZyUkL86— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) December 30, 2018 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Happy birthday to the 🐐 , @KingJames. #LeBronJames #Lakers pic.twitter.com/vvYVnJZbea— MayweatherPromotions (@MayweatherPromo) December 30, 2018 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Here are other well-wishes from his former teammates, NBA greats and one David Beckham.Happy birthday King!🎂 @KingJames— Cedi Osman (@cediosman) December 30, 2018 View commentslast_img read more

‘One China Policy Has Paid Huge Benefits’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government’s decision to subscribe to the “One China Policy” has paid Liberia huge benefits, indicating that her administration will continue to subscribe to this globally renowned policy.Madam Sirleaf said Liberia is pleased to have resumed diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and to have joined other nations of the world that continue to adhere to that policy.The Liberia leader spoke at a farewell reception for outgoing Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at the Chinese Embassy near Monrovia.She told Ambassador Zhao that during his tour of duty, he had gone above the call of duty by identifying and making interventions in critical priority areas; some of which are being implemented while others are already completed.The President named the near-completed Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) and the proposed Ministerial Complex as some of the projects Ambassador Zhao ensured were approved by his government.She also recounted interventions made in the areas of human resource development and sports. In the former, hundreds of Liberians had either been trained at the degree-granting level or certificated in various disciplines, and had returned home to contribute their quota to nation- building, while others were still pursuing their studies in China.In the area of sports, the President said that Ambassador Zhao sponsored regular table tennis competitions among Liberian youth, which gave them motivation and inspiration in helping them shape their minds to compete internationally.“We see the transformation of the mind-set as the most important intervention which leads people to change course, to see things differently, to act in a new manner in the interest of the nation,” she said. “This is why we are grateful to the Chinese people for their role in education,” she added.She renewed Liberia’s commitment to a strong bilateral and private-sector partnership, leading to a long-lasting remembrance of the Ambassador’s intervention during his time in Liberia.In his remarks, Ambassador Zhao described his stay in Liberia as rewarding, and he promised to always push Liberia’s development interests in whatever capacity he assumes after his assignment in Liberia. He said the projects being funded by the Chinese Government will go a long way in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and serve as a demonstration of China’s commitment to helping rebuild Liberia.Ambassador Zhao said: “Many people ask why does China give so much to Liberia, and the most important reason is that you, Madam President, together with the Government and people of Liberia, have won the respect and trust of the Chinese people and the international community.”Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said since he commenced his tour of duty in Liberia in 2011, the bilateral relationship between the two countries made steady progress and entered a new phase.Ambassador Jianhua: “I’m very proud to say that since I came here, significant progress has been made in the development of our friendship and cooperation. We have further proven ourselves as steadfast and reliable partners bilaterally and internationally. As a result, the relationship between our two countries has entered a new period.”He indicated that politically, the two countries have strengthened mutual trust and the Liberian government is firmly adhering to the One China policy, while at the same time, the Chinese government is firmly supporting Liberia’s peace and stability.The outgoing Chinese Ambassador reminded Liberians that the two countries have common dreams, making reference to Liberia’s “Vision 2030” policy document and China’s “Reform and Transformation Policy,” which aims at improving the lives of the Chinese people in the same way that Liberia envisages for its people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more