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Asia Pacific

Chinese cultural show, photo exhibition kicks off in Bangladesh to promote friendship

​A two-day Chinese cultural show along with a photo exhibition has kicked off in Bangladesh capital Dhaka to further promote friendship.

Internet blocked in north Indian district after deadly caste clashes

​Authorities in one of the districts of northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state have blocked mobile internet services after clashes broke out between the members of two different castes, police said Thursday.

Indian police arrest 150 from Modi's party in Kolkata clashes

​​Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze.

Macau,Taiwan MORE

Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case

Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case

Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

Northeast Asia MORE

China supports DPRK, ROK to improve ties

China supports DPRK, ROK to improve ties

China reaffirmed Tuesday its support for better relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Southeast Asia MORE

Up to 40 militants remain in besieged southern Philippine city

Up to 40 militants remain in besieged southern Philippine city

The Philippine armed forces continued conducting surgical operations on Thursday to flush out up to 40 remnants of the Maute militant group that remain in the besieged southern Philippine city of Marawi, a military spokesman has said.

South Pacific MORE

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan and New Zealand pledged on Wednesday to carry forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact despite the withdrawal of the United States.

Aisa Lens MORE

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Sino-Japan

China-Japan ties may see Silk Road lift

China-Japan ties may see Silk Road lift

​The Belt and Road Initiative can become an "experimental field" for China and Japan to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation and common development, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at a meeting in Beijing with a representative of the Japanese government.

Korean Peninsula

S.Korea to resume economic cooperation with DPRK as nuke issue progress

S.Korea to resume economic cooperation with DPRK as nuke issue progress

​South Korea has planned to resume economic cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) when a nuclear issue makes progress, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

Summits

APEC members affirm commitment to regional economic integration

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.