DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un guides rocket firing drill

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Saturday guided a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), one day ahead of the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, the official KCNA news agency reported. Kim examined the […]

China to conduct military drill off SE coast

China will conduct a military exercise off its southeast coast starting July 29, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Sunday. The manoeuvre with troops is part of the Chinese army’s routine training, the ministry said in a statement.

Taiwan export orders up 10.6 percent in June

Taiwan export orders up 10.6 percent in June

Taiwan’s export orders surged 10.6 percent year on year in June to US$38.82 billion, buoyed by steadily warming global demand and a lower comparison base from last year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs July 21. “June marked the fifth consecutive month of growth and the largest percentage gain since December 2012,” said Lin […]

China-ASEAN trade up 4.8 pct in H1

Trade between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grew 4.8 percent year on year to 220.69 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of the year, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday. Investment between China and ASEAN hit 120 billion U.S. dollars at the end of June this year, […]

Philippines to mark 100 million population

The Philippine Population Commission (POPCOM) expects the country’s population to officially reach 100 million on July 27. In an information released by the POPCOM-Western Visayas on Tuesday, the office said that the 100th million Filipino is anticipated to be born in the said date from either of the six provinces under the Western Visayas region […]

Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thai military junta has agreed to a proposal to exempt Chinese tourists, including those from Taiwan, from visa fees for three months, local media reported Thursday. In a bid to boost tourism, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) agreed to waive visa fees for Chinese tourists from Aug.1 to Oct.31, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general […]

China To Become Standalone Business Unit In APAC

Asia Business Outlook Survey 2014 reports China remains top investment destination in Asia   To access the report, please visit: http://ecn.st/ABOS2014   China is becoming a standalone business unit in Asia Pacific, as global companies re-organise their operations in the region, according to the Asia Business Outlook Survey 2014 (ABOS) from The Economist Corporate Network. The […]

SCO members expected to ease Asia-Europe road transport

An agreement opening road transportation between Asia and Europe is expected to be signed at the upcoming 12th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, a Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday. Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping told a press conference that the agreement would create conditions for an Asia-Europe transport corridor […]

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