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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1015 GMT, May 26

MANILA -- An improvised explosive device went off on a running bus in the southern Philippine South Cotabato province on Thursday, injuring at least two people, police said. Police said the explosion ripped through the rear section of the bus which was traveling along a busy street in Koronadal City around 12:30 p.m. local time. (Philippines-Bus Explosion) - - - - TOKYO -- Attempts to raise a sunke.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 26th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 9

MANILA -- The major Philippine economic indicators showed continued momentum of growth in June, with the total external trade in goods rising by 16.1 percent and the manufacturing production index growing steadily, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Tuesday. The total external trade in goods reached up to 19.13 billion U.S. dollars in June, of which 65.3 percent were imported goods, while the rest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 8

SINGAPORE -- Singapore reported 3,541 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,763,116. Of the new cases, 348 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 3,193 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health. (Singapore-Coronavirus) - - - - BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 24

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health on Sunday issued preventive measures against monkeypox transmission, a day after Thailand's first monkeypox fugitive was found in capital Phnom Penh. The patient was soon sent to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for medical treatment. (Cambodia-Monkeypox) - - - - MANILA -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has tested positive for COV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 19

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia collected 3.26 billion U.S. dollars from all sources of taxes in the first half of 2022, up 22 percent from 2.67 billion dollars over the same period last year, according to a statement on Tuesday. The Southeast Asian country has two institutions responsible for collecting taxes. One is the General Department of Taxation (GDT), which focuses on interior taxes such as income tax, sal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 13

KATHMANDU -- Nepal upholds the one-China policy and will allow no foreign force to use its territory to engage in any activities against China, Nepali government and political leaders said lately. The pledge was reiterated in separate meetings between Liu Jianchao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Nepali Congress Pre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 11

MANILA -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) net inflows into the Philippines reached 989 million U.S. dollars in April, 48.3 percent higher than the amount recorded in April 2021, the Philippine central bank said on Monday. This positive development brought the FDI net inflows for the first four months of the year to 3.4 billion U.S. dollars, higher than the 3.1 billion U.S. dollars net inflows in January-April 20.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 10

SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday fired what appeared to be artillery shots, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The JCS said in a statement that it detected the trajectories, presumed to be the artillery shots fired from multiple rocket launchers, from about 6:21 p.m. to 6:37 p.m. local time. (South Korea-DPRK Artillery Shots, 1st LD Writethru) - - - -.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 6

MANILA -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Wednesday that China is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with the Philippines to usher in a new "golden age" in bilateral ties. When meeting with Philippine National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos, Wang said that with joint efforts from the two sides, the China-Phillipines relations have witnessed positive turnaround, im.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 7th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 26

MANILA -- A ferry carrying 165 people caught fire and sank in central Philippines on Sunday, leaving a 53-year-old male passenger dead and one missing, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. The coast guard said the 157 passengers, including 15 children, and eight crew members, were on the boat Mama Mary-Chloe when the fire broke out around 1:00 p.m. local time in the vicinity waters off Tugas Island and Tilmobo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 27th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 15

COLOMBO -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with support from the Chinese government, donated essential medical equipment and supplies worth 800,000 U.S. dollars to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health on Wednesday. A total of 328,660 packs of supplies were handed over to the Family Health Bureau through the Ministry of Health, which will be used to equip public health staff actively working at the grassroo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 13

BANGKOK -- Thailand on Monday reported 1,801 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest figure in nearly 13 months, as the country is in the midst of fully reopening to international tourists. With the latest daily infections, Thailand's total caseload has passed 4.48 million since the start of the pandemic. The country recorded 15 new fatalities on Monday, pushing the death toll to 30,349. (Thailand-COVID-19-Update).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

Xinhua Asia Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 12

SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired multiple projectiles, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday. The projectiles were presumed to be fired from multiple rocket launchers. The South Korean military detected the multiple trajectories from 8:07 a.m. to 11:03 a.m. local time, the JCS said in a statement. (South Korea-DPRK-Projectiles Launch) - - - - COLOMBO -.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 10

COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday instructed tourism officials to formulate new strategies to attract tourists. The president gave the instructions during a progress review meeting of the Ministry of Tourism. Rajapaksa said the tourism industry, which involves more than 4 million people and has been crippled by the Easter Sunday attacks in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, needs t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 8

SINGAPORE -- The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced in a report on Wednesday that economists and analysts polled in the Survey of Professional Forecasters expect Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 3.8 percent in 2022. This is 0.2 percentage points lower than the 4-percent GDP forecast in the previous survey report released by MAS in March. (Singapore-GDP-Growth) - - - -.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0610 GMT, June 7

SYDNEY -- Australia's central bank announced on Tuesday a back-to-back rate hike in two consecutive months, lifting interest rate by 0.5 percentage point to 0.85 percent in a bid to relieve the country's growing inflation. "Inflation in Australia has increased significantly. While inflation is lower than in most other advanced economies, it is higher than earlier expected," Governor of the Reserve Bank of Austra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 5

SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired eight short-range ballistic missiles eastward, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday. The JCS said in a statement that it detected the launches around four areas, including Sunan in Pyongyang, Kaechon in South Pyongan province, Tongchang-ri in North Pyongan province and Hamhung in South Hamkyong province, from around 9:08 a.m. to 9:4.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 4

MANILA -- The economic team of the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos has vowed to push for the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world's largest free trade area representing 30 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno, the incoming finance secretary, told a recen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, March 27

TOKYO -- The tourist boat that sank off Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido last month was raised from the bottom of the sea bed on the second attempt Friday and taken by barge to a local port. The vessel will then be brought ashore as early as Sunday and fully drained, according to the Japan Coast Guard. (Japan-Boat-Investigation) - - - - MANILA -- The Philippines will no longer require a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, March 5

HONG KONG -- Improving the electoral system in Hong Kong is a critical and urgent task to provide institutional safeguards for "patriots administering Hong Kong," the Liaison Office of the Central.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, March 2

VIENTIANE -- The Lao government will step up human resource development and cooperation with development partners to ensure Laos is able to graduate from the Least Developed Country Category in 202.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021