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Japanese gov't to review key statistics due to faulty jobs data

The Japanese government said Friday that due to faulty jobs data from the labor ministry for more than a decade, it needs to conduct an overall review of key statistics reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 0:21:57

Exports from Chinese-invested industrial zone in Cambodia up 68 pct in 2018

The Chinese-invested Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) exported products worth 372 million US dollars in 2018, up 68 percent compared to one year earlier, said a Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)'s statement on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/12 0:21:32

Japan says Moon's remarks on forced labor issue 'regrettable'

Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday that remarks by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the issue of forced wartime labor were “extremely regrettable” and that he was trying to shift Seoul's responsibility to Japan.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/11 22:28:40

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/11 22:21:27

Regional research office predicts robust growth for Cambodia this year

Cambodia's economy is projected to continue its strong growth in 2019, driven by construction, garment export and tourism, the Singapore-based ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said in a statement on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 14:45:14

Russia accuses Japan of provoking tensions over peace treaty issue

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed the recent statements of Japan on the peace treaty with Russia as an attempt to stir up tensions around four disputed Pacific islands.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 14:30:42

Whole world wishes to see no-deal Brexit averted, Japan's PM tells May

Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his counterpart, Britain's Theresa May, in London Thursday that he supported the Brexit deal she has agreed with the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 11:48:28

Chinese, British FMs hold phone conversation over ties, Myanmar

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone conversation with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt on Thursday and exchanged views over China-Britain ties and the Myanmar issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/11 9:50:08

Korean denuclearization requires 'corresponding measures': analysts

The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula should be in synchronization with a reduction in US military presence in South Korea, analysts said while calling for corresponding measures to facilitate the progress.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 22:01:21

Australian FM says country weighing visa for Saudi in Thailand

Australia's foreign minister Thursday declined to say how long it will take to consider a UN request to resettle a young Saudi woman who fled her family, as the 18-year-old's plight sparked a topless protest in Sydney and debate among Saudis over their country's restrictive "guardianship" laws.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 21:43:42

False claims

A sustained campaign led by the US has thrown various accusations against China for so-called human rights violations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 20:43:40

Founder of South Korean 'spycam' porn site jailed

The female co-founder of South Korea's largest porn site has been jailed following months of mounting public fury over the spread of secretly filmed "spycam" pornography.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 19:08:42

S.Korea's Blue House holds national security council meeting

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Thursday that the National Security Council (NSC) meeting was held, with top security and diplomatic officials in attendance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 17:55:04

China plays positive role in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula, improving inter-Korean ties: Moon

China has played a positive role in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and improving inter-Korean relations, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in his New Year press conference on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 17:28:57

S. Korean ambassador to US expects 2nd US-DPRK summit

South Korean Ambassador to the United States Cho Yoon-je said Wednesday that he expected the second summit between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to take place.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 10:44:08

China plays many roles in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula, build peace regime: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said during his New Year press conference on Thursday that China has played many roles in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and building peace regime.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 10:11:58

S.Korean president hails DPRK leader's offer to resume cooperation projects

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed the offer by Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to resume inter-Korean cooperation projects during his New Year press conference on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 10:01:25

Die-hard devotees

Catholic devotees jostle with each other as they try to touch the Black Nazarene statue on a carriage during the annual religious procession in honor of the Black Nazarene, in Manila on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 22:29:15