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Beijing-Manila honeymoon to last: analyst

Under the global spotlight of whether the "honeymoon" of China-Philippine ties may come to an end, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte kicks off his fifth official trip to China on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/27 22:28:40

India eyes greater cooperation with China

India expects greater ­cooperation in tourism and ­cultural exchanges to enhance its bilateral ties with China, Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/27 21:33:41

Trump says open to France-proposed meeting with Iranian president

US President Donald Trump said Monday that he is open to a France-proposed meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani "if the circumstances are right".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/27 9:20:52

Japan denies it gave US too much in trade negotiations

Japan's top government spokesperson denied on Monday that Tokyo made too many concessions in trade talks with the US, saying the fact the two countries were able to reach a broad agreement was "very valuable."
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/26 20:48:41

Kazakhstan seeks to benefit from 'Silk Road Economic Belt,' woo more Chinese tourists

Central Asian wine may not be well known to Chinese customers, but that isn't stopping Arba Wine, one of the biggest wine makers in Kazakhstan, from selling its products to China this year for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 18:22:02

Japan's Tepco may mothball reactors at world's biggest nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power said on Monday it may start to decommission at least one nuclear reactor at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant, the world's biggest nuclear plant by capacity, within five years of restarting two of the reactors at the site.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/26 18:03:40

Over half of S.Koreans positive about ending military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan: poll

Over half of South Koreans was positive about ending the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, called the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), a poll showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/26 16:49:42

Malaysian PM to visit Vietnam to boost bilateral ties, trade

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will make a three-day official visit to Vietnam to strengthen bilateral ties from Monday to Wednesday, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/26 11:27:40

Former US diplomat criticizes Washington for risking US-China relations

A former US diplomat on Saturday criticized the US administration for risking US-China relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/26 9:50:05

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/25 18:23:39

Japan slams South Korean military drills

South Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practice defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbors.
Source: Agencies | 2019/8/25 18:18:40

S. Korean president to pay state visit to Myanmar

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to Myanmar soon at the invitation of his Myanmar counterpart U Win Myint, the Myanmar government said in a media announcement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/25 11:43:00

Search for 34 missing passengers continues after ship fire in C. Indonesia

A search and rescue operation for 34 missing people continued Saturday after a passenger ship caught fire off East Java province in central Indonesia, leaving at least four people dead, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/25 8:08:06

DPRK fires unidentified projectiles into eastern waters: S. Korea military

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) twice fired unidentified projectiles into the eastern waters on Saturday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/24 9:14:17

DPRK appears to have fired ballistic missile -- NHK

The Japanese government said a ballistic missile appears to have been fired from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday morning, NHK reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/24 7:38:35

S.Korea to share military intel via US

South Korea said Friday it will share military intelligence with Japan through the United States after terminating a pact that enabled the two US allies to exchange such information directly.
Source: AFP - Reuters | 2019/8/23 21:13:40

Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like US

President Donald Trump will highlight US economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/23 21:08:40

Pyongyang warns Seoul of new cold war

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned Thursday that “dangerous and unusual military moves” by South Korea and the US would trigger a new cold war on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 21:58:40