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Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:20:53 GMT
China using COVID-19 for pushing it's authoritarianism
Beijing [China], April 4 (ANI): China has been using coronavirus pandemic to position itself as a responsible global leader and to exert its authoritarian methods on leaders wanting to control frustra

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:42:05 GMT
Lao Villagers Lose Farmland to Chinese Banana Grower
Villagers in Laos say a Chinese-owned banana plantation in has unfairly acquired the land of 46 families in the northern part of the country, many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling f

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:52:11 GMT
Wren's Week: Time to reshape our political and economic model
With the current pandemic shaking up the global economy, it might be time to look at democratic socialism as a viable economic model, writes

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:36:04 GMT
'Lean On Me' Singer Withers Dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers, who had a string of soulful hits in the 1970s that included "Lean On Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died at age 81.According to a statement released from

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:35:22 GMT
Singer-Songwriter Bill Withers Dies at 81
Singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died. He wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including "Lean On Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine."

Hong Kong China

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:42:08 +0800
Pokemon hot mic incident leads to apology
A French rolling news channel was forced to apologise on Saturday after one of its reporters was heard to whisper "they are burying the Pokemons" during coverage of China's day of mourning for coronavirus victims. BFMTV and its journalist Emmanuel L...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:22:25 +0800
Nation falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims
China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, with the world's most populous country observing a nationwide three-minute silence. People and traffic stopped in the street as air-raid sirens and...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 05:20:25 +0800
China calls for end to sanctions
The Group of 77 and China called on Friday for an end to unilateral sanctions against developing countries during the coronavirus crisis, warning they could hinder efforts to tackle the pandemic. In a statement implicitly aimed at the United States,...

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:12:56 +0800
Rights groups lament latest Taiwan execution
Rights activists on Friday condemned Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government for executing a convicted murderer, saying the continued use of capital punishment undermined the island's progressive reputation. Death row inmate Weng Jen-hsien, fo...

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:31:13 +0800
'Spoiled' mainland students face the wrath on return
Mainland students flying home from overseas to escape the coronavirus pandemic face a frosty reception from sections of the public who view them as wealthy, spoiled – and potentially contaminated. The number of officially reported cases on the mai...

Hong Kong Local

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:40:55 +0800
Govt working on more quarantine facilities, CS says
The Chief Secretary, Matthew Cheung, said on Sunday that the government is working round the clock to install more quarantine facilities as it battles the coronavirus outbreak. Writing on his blog, Cheung said the government has been working to tur...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:16:09 +0800
Govt has more tools to fight virus: Bernard Chan
The convenor of the Executive Council, Bernard Chan, said on Sunday that Hong Kong still has room to bring in more stringent measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, he said that, although the government had...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 03:26:34 +0800
Government warns about Legco meetings outside Legco
The government says group gatherings, organised by legislative councillors outside Legco, are not exempt from regulations that came into force last Sunday, that prohibit more than four people meeting together in a public place. The legislation was br...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 01:34:37 +0800
About 120 police may be sent into quarantine
The police on Sunday said about 120 police officers may need to go into quarantine. This comes after a 46-year-old policeman, attached to the West Kowloon region, was confirmed as having Covid-19. In a Chinese language statement, the force said it u...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:35:01 +0800
Virus outbreak scare prompts mass test at hospital
A top health expert played down fears of a mass coronavirus outbreak at a Yuen Long public hospital as around 150 healthcare workers and 74 patients were caught up in a scare, after an elderly patient was suspected to have caught the bug while being ...

India Merinews

In Pictures: Zhu Zhu – the sexy siren from China who makes her Bollywood debut in Salman's Tubelight
Popular Chinese actress Zhu Zhu is all set to make her Bollywood debut in 'Tubelight' – Salman's Eid release of the year. The oomph-a-licious actress plays Salman Khan's love interest in the film.

CBI takes custody of murder accused Shahabuddin
In a positive development, the CBI has taken over the custody of former RJD MP Mohammed Shahabuddin.

Youth4Swaraj's Drought Duty internship programme – The real nationalism
Youth4Swaraj, the youth wing of Swaraj Abhiyan, has launched the Drought Duty internship program – a project that is aimed to bridge the gap between the urban youth and the rural farmers.

Heavy showers in Bangalore result in foaming of lakes
The foaming has taken place especially in the much infamous Varthur Lake. Because of the rains, toxic foam has spilled over to the nearby areas.

PM Modi embarks upon four-nation six-day tour; first stopover in Germany
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled to virtually every country, visiting which, he thought, would be in the best interest of the nation.

Indonesia Headlines

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:02:19 GMT
Twitter deletes Egypt, Saudi accounts over 'pro-govt direction'
Twitter said Thursday it has removed thousands of accounts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia and Serbia that allegedly took direction from governments or pushed pro-government content. We re

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:12:02 GMT
Fatal Shooting in a Mining Town in Papua
Eight armed men attacked a mining area in Timika, Papua in easternmost Indonesia earlier this week. They shot and killed Graeme Thomas Wall, a New Zealand miner, and wounded four Indonesian workers

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:05:28 GMT
Twitter Deletes Egypt, Saudi Accounts Over 'Pro-Govt Direction'
Twitter said Thursday it has removed thousands of accounts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia and Serbia that allegedly took direction from governments or pushed pro-government content.

Japan Times News

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PST
K. International spelling whiz wins ninth Japan Times Bee

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:54:00 PST
Japan’s media out of step with mental health issues

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:42:00 PST
Anniversaries loom for gum producer Lotte and the Yoshiwara red-light district

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:40:00 PST
NHK puppet show offers a rare glimpse into unconventional lives

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:38:00 PST
Putting the express in espresso

Malaysia Malay Mail

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:26:31 +0800
Sarawak minister under quarantine says first Covid-19 test showed negative
KUCHING, April 5 — Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said he tested negative for Covid-19 infection based on the first laboratory test carried out on him yesterday.  “Pray (there are) no symptoms for the ne...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:15:00 +0800
Kit Siang suggests MCO offenders given non-custodial sentence, not to overcrowd prisons
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today suggested that those who violated the ongoing movement control order (MCO) should be strictly penalised but kept to non-custodial sentences outside of prison.  He said jailing MCO...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:16:53 +0800
Covid-19: Dungun now orange zone, Lembah Pantai top red zone for two days straight
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Lembah Pantai remained the nation’s top red zone for two consecutive days while Dungun in Terengganu has been classified as an orange zone which is a category just one step below red zone, the latest data released today...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:58:31 +0800
Myanmar man falls to death in fight with countryman in Bukit Mertajam
BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 5 — A Myanmar factory worker died after falling from the fifth floor of a flat unit at Block U, Taman Pelangi here, in a fight believed during a drinking bout, with a countryman yesterday. Seberang Perai Tengah distri...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:29:39 +0800
Tok Mat: Govt must increase preparedness in facing new threats, not adopt ad hoc approach
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia can no longer take an “ad-hoc” approach in facing unconventional threats against the nation, Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said. In a statement....


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Sun, 5 Apr 2020 11:59:00 +0800
Ospital ng Sampaloc closed for now after 5 workers positive for COVID-19
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Saturday ordered the temporary closure of Ospital ng Sampaloc after five of its workers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 11:41:00 +0800
NGO launches hotline for legal advice, consultation during quarantine
IDEALS said that its hotline data analysis showed the most Filipinos are affected particularly by illegal dismissal or suspension by employers, salary and hazard pay issues and lacking support from local governments.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 10:26:00 +0800
Report: NBA 'angling' to shut down season amid coronavirus pandemic
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the league's inner circle has noted that there is increased pessimism on whether or not the NBA can resume the 2019-2020 campaign.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0800
List of live online Holy Mass celebrations in Metro Manila
Here are live streaming options to participate in the Holy Mass online during the Metro Manila community quarantine.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 09:53:00 +0800
'We're extremely proud of him': Vanessa Bryant remembers Kobe as he enters Hall of Fame
"It's an incredible accomplishment and honor and we're extremely proud of him," Vanessa said.

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Sun, 5 Apr 2020 11:41:00 +0800
NGO launches hotline for legal advice, consultation during quarantine
IDEALS said that its hotline data analysis showed the most Filipinos are affected particularly by illegal dismissal or suspension by employers, salary and hazard pay issues and lacking support from local governments.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
Cabinet execs pledge 75% of salary to COVID funds
The majority of Cabinet members have pledged to give up 75 percent of their monthly salaries to help the government in its efforts to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 in the country, Secretary to the Cabinet Karlo Nograles said yesterday.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
Ex-Cabinet member, TESDA official die of COVID
A ranking official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and a Cabinet official during the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
P16.3 billion cash aid released to poor households
Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program were among the first to receive the cash aid provided by the government for those affected by the measures imposed in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
Church sees different, more meaningful Holy Week
With the limited movement of people due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, the Catholic Church eyes to celebrate a different yet meaningful Holy Week starting today, Palm Sunday.

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Sun, 5 Apr 2020 11:59:00 +0800
Ospital ng Sampaloc closed for now after 5 workers positive for COVID-19
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Saturday ordered the temporary closure of Ospital ng Sampaloc after five of its workers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0800
List of live online Holy Mass celebrations in Metro Manila
Here are live streaming options to participate in the Holy Mass online during the Metro Manila community quarantine.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 09:40:00 +0800
Manila city officials donate salary to PGH efforts against COVID-19
According to Moreno, a total of P4.7 million worth of salaries would be turned over to PGH.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
Mobile testing centers to be set up in Quezon City
The Philippine Red Cross has partnered with the Quezon City government for the establishment of mobile testing centers for the coronavirus disease 2019 in the city.

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0800
IATF OKs entry of Chinese medical experts
The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the entry of 12 medical experts to assist the Philippines in the fight against the coronavirus 2019.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2020 19:27:00 +0800
7 nabbed, P268,000 ‘shabu’ seized in drug busts
SEVEN people were arrested while some P262,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Zamboanga City on Friday, April 3, amid the prevailing coronavirus disease

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 19:21:00 +0800
NPA rebel abandoned, surrenders to gov’t troops
A NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebel, abandoned by his comrades, decided to surrender to the government troops in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the military said Saturday, April 4.Lieutenant General

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:47:00 +0800
Barmm augments hybrid rice seeds distribution
THE Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform in the Bangsamoro Autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao (MAFAR-Barmm) has augmented its hybrid rice distribution to ensure high production and

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:48:00 +0800
Troops, NPA clash amid Covid-19 crisis
A NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in a firefight with government troops in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, officials said Friday, April 3.Lieutenant

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:48:00 +0800
Cops nab ‘drug dealer’ in Zamboanga del Norte town
AN ALLEGED drug dealer was arrested while some P102,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in Zamboanga del Norte as the police authorities continue their anti-drug campaign amid the coronavirus disease

Singapore News Asia

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 08:52:22 +0800
China sees rise in new COVID-19 cases
Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:10:39 +0800
'There must not be more victims’: Indonesian volunteers and businesses unite to produce protective gear
JAKARTA:  When a 34-year-old doctor with COVID-19 passed away in Indonesia about two weeks ago, many were taken by surprise that a young adult had succumbed to the disease. The death came as a shocking news to Bandung installation artist Bagus Pan...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 02:32:34 +0800
130 Hong Kong police to be quarantined after colleagues infected with COVID-19
About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:50:38 +0800
Malaysians with Singapore work permits allowed to return to Johor, must undergo COVID-19 screening
JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysians working in Singapore will be allowed to return to Johor provided they take a COVID-19 swab test at clinics or hospitals to show that they do not have the disease.  This, however, applies only to Malaysians with Singapore wo...

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:21:50 +0800
Tokyo area sees daily coronavirus cases topping 100 for first time: NHK
Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, NHK public broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing metropolitan government officials.

Singapore Today Online

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:11:36 +0000
Covid-19: 75 more cases in S’pore, over 90% locally transmitted; 3 new clusters at worker dorms

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:00:51 +0000
Police investigating after apparent leak of MOE, MSF press release on school closures

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:20:32 +0000
No ERP charges at all gantries from April 6 to May 4 as road traffic expected to plunge, says Khaw

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 03:41:05 +0000
Foreign worker levy to be waived for month of April: DPM Heng

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 03:14:41 +0000
Covid-19: S’pore reports sixth death, an 88-year-old man who developed complications due to virus

South China Morning Post

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:50:05 +0800
Where will the bodies go? US braces for a ‘very deadly period’
There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible.Med Alliance Gr...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:30:12 +0800
Coronavirus: for Asia’s emerging economies, working from home is still a work in progress
Abigail Bautista is used to being out of the house by nine in the morning to catch meetings in the office before noon.But for the past two weeks, the Manila-based consumer brand manager has not been anywhere near the office. Instead, she has been hol...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:00:21 +0800
Coronavirus: for Hong Kong’s retailers left reeling from double blow of social unrest and pandemic, pain is proving useful lesson
Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay remains bustling with people most days even amid the coronavirus pandemic, but few stop to read the posters plastered along streets advertising sales. Dozens of stores sit empty, their interiors ripped ...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:00:18 +0800
China develops fighter jet for training new generation of aircraft carrier pilots
Chinese engineers have modified an old fighter jet to create a training aircraft for pilots who will serve on the country’s newest aircraft carrier – the Type 002 – which is currently in development, according to the plane’s manufacturer.The ...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:32:03 +0800
China a ‘true friend’ as Algeria battles coronavirus outbreak
As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa’s largest country.An Air Algerie plane arrived in the capital Algiers from Beijing on March 27 car...

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Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:35:00 +0700
152 quarantine dodgers report to authorities: Police
All of the 152 Thai people who returned to Thailand on Friday, refused to go into state quarantine and were allowed to go home have reported to the authorities after being ordered to do so by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, assistan...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:16:00 +0700
Majority not confident in govt's ability to contain Covid-19: Poll
A majority of people are not confident whether the government would be able to contain the Covid-19 spread and most are not satisfied with its handling of the situation, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, ...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:29:00 +0700
Elderly man injured in Pattani gun attack
PATTANI: An elderly man was seriously injured in a gun attack in Yaring district on Saturday night, police said.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 05:00:00 +0700
Technology, human spirit unite to fight global crisis
Though the coronavirus outbreak has already infected more than a million people globally, it cannot dash the invincible spirit of citizens. While embattled leaders take draconian measures to curb the contagion, Thais from all walks of life are rushin...

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 04:00:00 +0700
Academic hails health charter as key to stemming virus outbreak
Systematic cooperation is needed to underpin the "public health charter" which spells out the bottom-up community efforts necessary for stemming the spread of Covid-19, according to a health expert.

Thailand Bangkok Top Stories

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:59:00 +0700
Thai returnees told to report for state quarantine
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered 152 Thais who landed at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday afternoon and refused to enter state quarantine to report themselves before 6pm on Saturday so that they can be put into state facilities.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:36:00 +0700
One death, total hits 2,000
One man died and 89 more caught the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 2,067 cases and 20 fatalities, according to authorities.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:09:00 +0700
Police, soldiers enforce nationwide coronavirus curfew
Police and soldiers wearing protective masks set up hundreds of checkpoints across the country on Friday night to enforce an indefinite nationwide curfew, banning most people from outside in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:51:00 +0700
Thailand suspends incoming flights
All passenger flights have been banned from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the aviation agency said on Friday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:00:00 +0700
Coronavirus curfew term likely to be extended
The six-hour curfew, which started on Friday night, is likely to be extended, even if it succeeds in stopping gatherings and lowering the coronavirus transmission rate.

Vietnam Politics

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:32:00 GMT
Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China
  Japan also agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the PhilippinesJapan to provide planes, ships for Philippines amid sea dispute with ChinaJapan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship m...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT
French president hails preservation of Hanoi Old Quarter
  Francois Hollande was warmly welcomed by Hanoians and tourists in the Old QuarterVietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billionBeyond the baguette: France's food legacy in VietnamHanoi opens pedestrian zone around iconic Sword LakeFr...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Philippine president 'responds positively' to Vietnam premier’s visit invitation
  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc encouraged Philippine businesses to "invest more, have more trade" in Vietnam during his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:16:20 GMT
India PM offers Vietnam $500 million credit line for defense cooperation
  Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Vietnam in 15 yearsIndia plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mindIndia sets up space facility in Vietnam to monitor East Sea: reportVietnam needs closer strategic partners...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war
  "Recent worrying developments" there "have had a negative impact on the security environment of the region, the country's president said.Schedule announced for Hollande's visit to Vietnam next monthJokowi vows to develop ‘every inch’ of Indon...

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT
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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:44:51 GMT
Vietnam property market: to buy or not to buy?
  The new legislation played a major role in addressing many issues that foreigners previously faced and made Vietnam property market “sexy” againVietnam’s housing market improves in Q2: reportForeigners fuel housing salesIt's still hard for ...

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:32:19 GMT
Heroin, nazis, and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year
  These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides.EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate amid cancer rowDow and DuPont to merge in deal to create $130 ...

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT
China issues highest typhoon alert as Meranti makes landfall
  Typhoon Meranti kills 1 in Taiwan; expected to weaken furtherHydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missingTyphoon Rai weakens after hitting central Vietnam

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:24:00 GMT
Rice: aid deal is “win-win” for U.S., Israel
 Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources

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China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.