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China's unceasing adaptation

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. During the past four decades, China has experienced rapid economic development, as well as an increase in its international role. On the occasion of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), the Global Times (GT) talked with Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid (Khalid) about his view on China's development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 20:53:42

S. Korea to dissolve Japan-funded foundation for wartime sex slavery victims

South Korea decided on Wednesday to dissolve a Japan-funded foundation for the domestic victims of sex slavery during World War II as it was set up in defiance of the victims and their bereaved families.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 17:49:38

S.Korea, DPRK connect tactical road across border for Korean War remains excavation

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have connected tactical road across the border inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to help excavate the remains of fallen soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 17:36:51

S.Korean president's approval rating hits lowest since taking office

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating hit the lowest since he took office last year, keeping a downward trend for the eighth consecutive week, a weekly poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 14:42:29

Pentagon to reorganize US, S. Korea military drill next year

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday that the joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea scheduled for next spring would be reorganized.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 13:42:09

Dust storm reaches Australia's Sydney, residents urged to take precautions

Brown haze engulfed Sydney on Thursday, and authorities are advising residents to take precautions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 13:26:34

New Fijian cabinet sworn in

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has reshuffled his cabinet after winning the November 14 general elections and a new set of 13 ministers and eight assistant ministers were sworn in here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 11:14:01

Swedish envoy concerned about collateral humanitarian damage of sanctions on DPRK

Sweden's UN envoy on Wednesday expressed concern about the collateral damage of the Security Council's sanctions imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the country's humanitarian situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:42:46

Australia's first commercial payload rocket blasts off from outback

Australia's first commercial payload rocket has taken off in the state of Queensland on Wednesday, marking what many hope will be the start of a developing industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 9:40:52

SK to close 'comfort women' fund

South Korea on Wednesday announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves - a move that will further sour ties between the neighbors.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 21:23:40

Indonesia frees Bali Nine drug smuggler from prison

The first member of the "Bali Nine" heroin-trafficking gang was released from prison Wednesday after serving 13 years, in a case that caused a huge diplomatic rift between Indonesia and Australia.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 21:18:42

6 kg of plastic found in dead sperm whale's abdomen

A sperm whale has been found dead in Indonesia with 115 plastic cups and 25 plastic bags in its stomach, raising concern among environmentalists and throwing the spotlight on the country's rubbish problem.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 21:18:42

Reverse flow

Rowers paddle their boat during the annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday. The three-day traditional festival began with traditional boat race and evening fireworks. The Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk, is celebrated in November every year and marks the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River.
Source: IC | 2018/11/21 21:18:40

76th Mekong River joint patrol begins in SW China

The 76th Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand started on Tuesday morning from Guanlei Port, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 18:01:04

Maldives decides to rejoin Commonwealth

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has informed his new cabinet that the Maldives will be a part of the Commonwealth of Nations again after it pulled out in 2016, a statement from the President's Office said here Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:45:24

S. Korea, DPRK to hold working-level talks on upgrading communication lines

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to hold working-level talks later this week to upgrade the inter-Korean direct communication lines across the border, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 16:22:43

DPRK destroys 10 border guard posts

Pyongyang exploded 10 guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tuesday as part of an inter-Korean agreement to withdraw them to reduce tensions and prevent accidental clashes, Yonhap reported, citing Seoul's defense ministry.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/21 9:02:07

DPRK destroys 10 guard posts in border area with S. Korea as agreed upon: Seoul

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) destroyed 10 guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), as agreed upon, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 21:57:08