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APEC members affirm commitment to regional economic integration


A two-day gathering of trade officials from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members concluded in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday, producing an agreement based on five major principles enshrining regional economic integration.

14th senior officials' meeting held on DOC implementation in South China Sea


Senior officials from China and ASEAN countries attend the 14th senior officials' meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 18, 2017.

Belt and Road forum strengthens trade ties, sounds call against protectionism


BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) concluded here Monday, and officials and experts said the forum has strengthened international trade ties and sounded a call against protectionism.

UN Security Council hails election of new president in Lebanon


​The UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the election of Michel Aoun as the new president of Lebanon as "a critical step to overcome Lebanon's political and institutional crisis," and urged the swift formation of a unity government in the Middle East country.

World Economic Forum on Mekong Region first held in Vietnam


The World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Mekong Region was first held in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Tuesday under the theme "Making the Mekong Mighty: Investing in Fixed Capital, Human Capital, and Network Capital."

China-ASEAN ties to enter new stage -- Chinese diplomat


​As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN, it is a common task for the two sides to advance bilateral cooperation into a new stage, said Chinese diplomat Yang Xiuping.

China-ASEAN dialogue relationship sets good example of equal treatment, common development among developing countries


​China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marks here Wednesday their 25th anniversary of the establishment of the dialogue relationship, which has been featured with good-neighborliness, equal treatment and common development, thus setting a good example for forging relations between developing countries.

ASEAN summits kick off in Laos, focusing on building dynamic community


​The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened its 28th and 29th summits here Tuesday in the Lao capital, with the theme of "Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community."

Lao officials vow to ensure food safety for ASEAN summits


Lao health officials have intensified inspections to ensure hygienic foods served to thousands of delegates and media personnel planning to attend the ASEAN summit and its related summits to be held in Lao capital Vientiane early next month.

India hosts BRICS policy planning dialogue


​India held Tuesday as chair of the BRICS group a policy planning dialogue session in the eastern Indian city of Patna, said officials.