ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s plea to allow Filipino fishermen to fish in the disputed West Philippine Sea, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua said they would look into the possibility.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Low maternity and paternity leaves are no doubt a deterrent for the city’s couples to have more children.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - North Korea's firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile has prompted calls to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in South Korea with lawmakers saying it poses a grave threat to Northeast Asia's security.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thais are urged to help control the breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
BEIJING (China Daily / ANN) - Beijing Tongrentang Group Co Ltd, the world's largest producer of traditional Chinese medicine, has set up 115 retail terminals, TCM clinics and healthcare centres in 25 countries and regions by June-end, and treated over 30 million patients.
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BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Real estate developers are investing heavily in a variety of hospitality projects aimed at providing accommodation and other services to millions of visitors who are expected to throng the Disney destination in the years to come.
PETALING JAYA (The Star/NationTV/ANN) - In this week’s Asean Now: Weekly Wrap, a dental surgeon had his second toe bitten by a dolphin while dipping his legs in the water at Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa while Facebook has activated its “safety check” feature for the first time in Vietnam, following Typhoon Dianmu which struck the country’s northern region.
MEDAN (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Medan church attacker said he was inspired by the same attack in France.
BEIJING, China (The Straits Times/ANN) - China's growth stabilised at 6.7 per cent in the first half of the year, indicating that efforts in rebalancing the economy away from an exports- and investment-driven growth to a consumption-led expansion are taking shape. The Straits Times looks at what are some of the weak links in the world's No. 2 economy and how some of the bright spots are driving growth.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Indonesia has been the target of several terror threats in recent months, and counter-terrorism police have launched a crackdown on people with suspected links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group .