Close ASEAN, Russia's cooperation will increase Russia's political role in Asia – Thai expert

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Close ASEAN, Russia's cooperation will increase Russia's political role in Asia – Thai expert 

BANGKOK, May 11 — Close cooperation between Russia and the ASEAN will bring economic benefits and greater political presence of the country in Asia, Thailand's political analyst Dr Paradon Rangsimaporn told Russia's TASS news agency on Tuesday.

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ADB, IRRI to strengthen partnership on shared food security goals

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on ADB, IRRI to strengthen partnership on shared food security goals 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Dec. 26 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are set on bringing their 40-year partnership to a new level.

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China plays important role in global economy: U.S. envoy

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on China plays important role in global economy: U.S. envoy 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 — "china plays an exceptionally important role regionally, but also globally," said Graig Allen, U. S. Ambassador to Brunei Thursday in Orange County.

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Singapore, World Bank establish Infrastructure, Urban Development Hub

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore, World Bank establish Infrastructure, Urban Development Hub 

SINGAPORE, Oct. 27 — The World Bank Group (WBG) will be expanding its Singapore office to create its first Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, said WBG and Singapore's Ministry of Finance (MOF) in a joint press release on Tuesday.

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Asian unity for food security and rural prosperity

April 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Asian unity for food security and rural prosperity 

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (6th from left) joins hands with Asia’s food and agriculture leaders and key stakeholders during the closing program of the Grow Asia Agriculture Forum in Pullman Hotel Jakarta in Jakarta, Indonesia on 19 April 2015. During the event, Alcala announced the formation of the Philippine Partnership on Sustainable Agriculture ñ envisioned to become a springboard for the development of rural-based enterprises across the country — as part of Grow Asia. Grow Asia is an annual adjunct event of the World Economic Forum on East Asia that aims to provide a venue for multi-stakeholder partnership and actions in support of national and regional agriculture development priorities of Asian economies.(PNA photo courtesy of DA)lam/gsc

China-ROK-Japan discuss restarting FM meeting in late March

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on China-ROK-Japan discuss restarting FM meeting in late March 

BEIJING, Feb. 17 — The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that China, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan were discussing the possibility of a foreign ministers' meeting in late March, after a break of almost two years.

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UNWTO confirms over 1.1 billion int'l tourists in 2014

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNWTO confirms over 1.1 billion int'l tourists in 2014 

MADRID, Jan. 28 — The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday said over 1.1 billion people made international visits in 2014.

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China, EU hold 33rd round of human rights dialogue

December 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on China, EU hold 33rd round of human rights dialogue 

BRUSSELS, Dec. 9 — china and EU here on Monday held the 33rd round of dialogue on human rights, exchanged views on issues including international cooperation on human rights and women's rights.

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Opening of the 9th East Asia Summit Plenary Session

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Opening of the 9th East Asia Summit Plenary Session 

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – President Benigno S. Aquino III, Lao PeopNAY PYI TAW, Myanmar — President Benigno S. Aquino III, Lao People’s Democratic Republic Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, China Premier Li Keqiang, Myanmar President U Thein Sein, United States of America President Barack Obama, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Russia Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Korea President Park Geun-hye, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, group together for the official photo during the opening of the 9th East Asia Summit Plenary Session at the Ruby Hall of the Myanmar International Convention Center on Thursday (November 13) at the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit. The East Asia Summit is a forum for dialogue on broad strategic, political and economic issues of common interest and concern with the aim of promoting peace, stability and economic prosperity in East Asia. (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau/PNA)

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Roundup: HK stocks close 0.55 pct higher

November 13, 2014 by · Comments Off on Roundup: HK stocks close 0.55 pct higher 

HONG KONG, Nov. 12 — Hong Kong stocks rose 129.90 points, or 0.55 percent, to close on Wednesday at 23,938.18 points.

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