Matt Pottinger: From Pen to PoliticsMatt Pottinger: From Pen to PoliticsWhen Matt Pottinger, US National Security Council senior director for East Asia, led a US delegation to Beijing to attend the Belt and Road summit, had he ever thought of treating the security guard, who slapped him on face in a Starbucks in the same city more than a decade ago, to coffee?

Filipino community still rocksFilipino community still rocks (Global Times) Despite tensions at a national level between China and the Philippines, Filipino expatriates in the capital city say the…