China can't afford trade war with US - analyst

Frank Umbach, research director at the European Center for Energy and Security, said China cannot afford to have its economy grow below 6 percent because then "the socio-political problems really begin."

Bangsamoro plebiscite generally peaceful, says analyst

The scuffles were "a learning experience" for the upcoming second day of the plebiscite on Feb. 6, University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies Professor Julkipli Wadi said.