TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought Monday to further the debate on constitutional reform and called for a deeper discussion regarding the Emperor’s indication of his intention to abdicate.

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HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN)- A lack of knowledge and expertise, as well as a sense of urgency to adopt business-related technology, are common barriers among businesses in Hong Kong, a HSBC commissioned report shows.

XI’AN (China Daily/ANN) -  The initiative aims to promote closer economic cooperation along the route and make global economic governance more open.

HAVANA (China Daily/ANN) - Premier Li Keqiang received a warm welcome from Cuban legendary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday as both decided to boost ties between the two nations. 

ITANAGAR, India (The Statesman/ANN) - The personnel of the Chinese People's Liberation Army tresspassed into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh and established a temporary camp in Anjaw District. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Singapore did not raise the South China Sea territorial dispute or a July arbitral tribunal ruling on the dispute at a recent multilateral summit in Venezuela, the Republic's Ambassador to China Stanley Loh stated in a letter. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Analysts blamed the volatile market and President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy pronouncements and war on drugs for the underperformance of the Philippine peso. 

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KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) -  The kidnappers Abu Sayyaf are seeking $2 million for the release of the 5 Malaysian sailors who they are holding captive since July 18. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Researchers have verified the high quality of the tea produced from the ancient trees found in the deep forests of Laos. 

New Delhi (Dawn/ANN) - The angst expressed by Pope Francis about loose talk and terrorism should apply to warmongers too, including journalists found in South Asia.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Three United States vessels arrived in Subic Bay on Monday (Sept. 26) for a routine port visit ahead of the scheduled military exercise between American and Filipino troops.

KOLKATA, India (The Daily Star/ANN) - Indian police say arrestees include two JMB leaders; four wanted in Burdwan blast.

XI’AN (China Daily/ANN) -  The development of the Belt and Road Initiative has exceeded expectations, and China is more determined to strengthen the initiative, China’s top publicity official said on Monday.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan and Japan will soon sign MOU which will allow both countries to dispatch physicians and assistance systems by charter flights

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought Monday to further the debate on constitutional reform and called for a deeper discussion regarding the Emperor’s indication of his intention to abdicate.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand and Myanmar seem less than sincere in their vows to shield human rights.