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.
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.
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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.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi says that entrepreneurship, along with consumption and outbound investment, will provide China with an economic lifeline.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Total exports and imports between the countries showed a declining trend in the past five years from $17.8 billion in 2011 to $15.1 billion last year, with a surplus for Indonesia of $157.3 million, according to data from the Geneva-based International Trade Center.
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had cordial discussions about the maritime dispute and agreed to further talks, although they both stood their ground on each other’s sovereign rights to the waters.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - F J Benjamin's CEO Nash Benjamin says that despite tough times, the fashion and lifestyle group has introduced new brands and raised its productivity.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Travel and tourism investment in Asean over the next decade is forecast to total $782 billion, or 7.4 per cent of all investment in the region.