TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - The National Development Council (NDC) said the recovery in June may be interpreted as a positive sign though analysts were reserved regarding the pace of the recovery.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China’s proportion of the global 1 per cent rose from 1.3 per cent to 3.4 per cent between 2005 and 2012, and was well above its 2002 share, which was a mere 0.2 per cent.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - US National Security Advisor Susan Rice brought the message during her latest visit, a source with the Foreign Ministry said.
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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The suspect, Satoshi Uematsu, had made unusual remarks about the social welfare facility’s disabled residents, such as “They should be euthanised” and “People like that should die.”
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Many Thais are still unaware when the national vote takes place and whether August 7 is a big day.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Nothing in the Philippine Constitution requires that, when the President discharges his duty to “address the Congress at the opening of its regular session,” he or she must do so with Lincolnesque eloquence or with a Rooseveltian sense of occasion.
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - The foreign ministers agreed on the Chiang Mai Cooperation Plan, the Asian Market Implementation Plan, loans, insurance and investment. They pledged to promote regional economic stability.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - Philippines' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and five other leaders and organisations from Asia have been named this year’s recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards.