MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer / ANN) - If international relations were to be described in the language of courtship, then it would seem that an enamored Philippines rushed headlong into the embrace of a suitor who had been wooing it away from a lover that had, over the years, grown fat and complacent.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ ANN) - India's economy will grow 8 per cent this fiscal while agricultural growth is expected to be over 4 per cent, a central government minister said today.
NEW DELHI (The Island/ ANN) - India’s financial hub Mumbai has been named among top 15 cities globally in terms of total wealth held, while London tops the list, says a report.
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - There is higher interest in the plenum this year as it signals the start of preparations for the 19th Party Congress where there will be key leadership changes.
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TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Premier Lin Chuan said the ‘New Southbound Policy’ ran parallel to investment in China and was aimed at creating more robust economic linkages globally.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine government on Monday announced that the South China Sea dispute would take a backseat during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Japan this week that is meant to boost a 60-year-old relationship.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - By elevating the issue from one of local nature to possible collusion with other separatist forces in the country, the two Hong Kong lawmakers-elect have crossed another red line, possibly one of “no return.”
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Increasing number of high school students in China are opting to study in schools abroad, especially in the US.
GUANGZHOU (China Daily/ANN) - Typhoon Haima barreled into Guangdong, triggering sudden downpours in several cities.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has promised that the Lao government will lend a sympathetic ear to Vietnamese investors regarding the difficulties faced while doing business in Laos.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Despite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's several controversial statements, which have created a climate of uncertainty in the relations between the two countries, top US diplomat Daniel Russel reiterates that his nation remains a steady partner and ally of the Philippines.