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Asia Pacific

“The footprints of ISIS are all over the place,” Duterte says

​MANILA, May 25 (APD) – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he plans to expand his Martial Law declaration to the Visayas and probably to Luzon to address the threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“The footprints of ISIS are all over the place,” Duterte says

​MANILA, May 25 (APD) – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he plans to expand his Martial Law declaration to the Visayas and probably to Luzon to address the threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Development success of Vietnam and China is each other's opportunity: Vietnamese president

​The development success of Vietnam and China is the opportunity for both countries, and they should learn from and help each other, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang said here on Wednesday when meeting with visiting President of China's Xinhua News Agency Cai Mingzhao.

Macau,Taiwan MORE

Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case

Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case

Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

Northeast Asia MORE

China supports DPRK, ROK to improve ties

China supports DPRK, ROK to improve ties

China reaffirmed Tuesday its support for better relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Southeast Asia MORE

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Hundreds of representatives from Myanmar’s ethnic insurgent groups gathered in the capital on Wednesday for talks aimed at reviving Aung San Suu Kyi’s stuttering peace process after months of heavy fighting.

South Asia MORE

Nepalese PM announces resignation

Nepalese PM announces resignation

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced his resignation from the post at a special address to the nation on Wednesday afternoon.

South Pacific MORE

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan, New Zealand pledge to carry forward TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

Japan and New Zealand pledged on Wednesday to carry forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact despite the withdrawal of the United States.

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Top Insights

Growing Chinese mobile Internet firms to reshape global digital culture

Growing Chinese mobile Internet firms to reshape global digital culture

​Giorggio Abrantes, a 34-year-old worker who lives in northeast Brazil, has recently turned into an Internet hipster.

Sino-Japan

China-Japan ties may see Silk Road lift

China-Japan ties may see Silk Road lift

​The Belt and Road Initiative can become an "experimental field" for China and Japan to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation and common development, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at a meeting in Beijing with a representative of the Japanese government.

Korean Peninsula

S.Korea to resume economic cooperation with DPRK as nuke issue progress

S.Korea to resume economic cooperation with DPRK as nuke issue progress

​South Korea has planned to resume economic cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) when a nuclear issue makes progress, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

Summits

APEC members affirm commitment to regional economic integration

APEC members affirm commitment to regional economic integration

​A two-day gathering of trade officials from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members concluded in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday, producing an agreement based on five major principles enshrining regional economic integration.