WATCH: China calls Philippines unreasonable, unfaithful

(philstar.com) | Updated March 10, 2016 – 11:55am

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference held for the National People’s Congress at the press center in Beijing Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Wang took a hard line Tuesday on the country’s claims to virtually all the South China Sea, saying Beijing won’t permit other nations to infringe on what it considers its sovereign rights in the strategically vital area. AP/Ng Han Guan
MANILA, Philippines — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that Beijing will not accept the arbitration case filed by Manila in connection to the disputed South China Sea.

Wang claimed that the arbitration case filed by the Philippines before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands violates its bilateral commitments to China.

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario earlier called on China to respect the forthcoming decision of the international tribunal.

The Philippines is expecting the final ruling of the arbitration case by May. — Efigenio Toledo IV and Patricia Lourdes Viray

China on ‘high alert’ over Japanese sub in PH

Reuters
Posted at 03/07/16 6:35 PM

BEIJING – The Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday the country was on “high alert” for Japan’s military moves in disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

A Japanese submarine will visit the Philippines for the first time in 15 years, along with two warships that will then sail on to Vietnam, in a show of support for nations opposed to Beijing’s ambitions in the South China Sea, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Barcode ng “Made in China”

Marahil karamihan sa atin ay hindi naisip ang gamit ng barcode. Kapag tumingin tayo sa ating paligid, marami tayong makikitang mga bagay na may bakas ng barcode. Halos lahat ng binibili natin sa tindahan ay may barcode.

Unang ginamit ang barcode sa pangangalakal noong 1966 at napagtanto na kailangan ng pangkalahatang pamantayan. Noong 1970, ang Universal Grocery Products Identification Code (UGPIC) ay sinulat ng Logicon Inc. Ang pamantayan ay lalong pinahusay at nagtuloy ito bilang Universal Product Code (UPC) symbol set. Ito ang ginagamit sa Estados Unidos at sa Canada hanggang sa kasalukuyan, Ang unang UPC scanner ay ginamit sa isang Marsh’s supermarket sa Troy, Ohio at ang unang produkto na nagkaroon ng barcode ay ang Wrigley’s Gum na mas kilala rito sa Pilipinas na Juicy Fruit Gum.

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