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China to send special envoy for Tanzania's anniversary

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China will send a special envoy to Tanzania for the 50th anniversary of the country's establishment, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Wednesday.     Chen Changzhi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's ...

Urgent: U.S. President Obama arrives in Japan on 4-nation Asian trip

TOKYO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday arrived in Japan, the first leg of his four-nation Asian trip.

Obama will stay here through Friday and will hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a focus on the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade t...

Yingluck given more time to prepare defense in personnel transfer case

BANGKOK, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Constitutional Court on Wednesday agreed to give acting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 15 more days to prepare her defense in a case related to a personnel transfer order she made years ago.

Yingluck had been due to defend herself on April 18 against all...

Roundup: Political powers vie for seats in Iraq parliamentary election

BAGHDAD, April 23 (Xinhua) -- With the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary election just one week away, many powerful political parties are competing by forming smaller cohesive alliances instead of bigger but fragile coalitions, a trend that could make the formation of a new government more complicate...

Roundup: Death toll surges to 150 in S.Korean ferry sinking accident

JINDO, South Korea, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking accident continued to rise to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers were searching inside the submerged vessel along guideline ropes amid favorable weather conditions.

As of 11 a.m. local time, 146 people have ...

News Analysis: Obama kicks off Asia tour to reinvigorate focus on Asia

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's Asia tour, which kicked off Tuesday, is a bid to reinvigorate the administration's rebalancing to Asia, experts said.

"A presidential trip to the region reaffirms that the president takes this region very seriously," Kenneth Liebertha...

ADB provides 81.7 mln USD to Cambodia for post-flood rehabilitation

23.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank ( ADB) signed Wednesday to provide 81.7 million U.S. dollars, including a grant of 6.7 million U.S. dollars from Australia, to help Cambodia recover from catastrophic floods in late 2013, which affected 1.7 million people and cost 356 m...

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Cambodia preparing for ASEAN Economic Community, but more to be done: ADB

23.04.14
PHNOM PENH, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is making full preparation for the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by end 2015, but needs to step up reforms to improve the transparency and reliability of its regulatory systems to encourage more investment, the Asian Development Ban...
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Int'l workshop on people-smuggling at sea concludes in Indonesia with recommendation

23.04.14

JAKARTA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The two-day International Workshop on the Protection of the Irregular Movement of Persons at Sea concluded here on Tuesday with participants calling for considering the advancement of bilateral and regional agreements aimed at creating standard operation to respond ...

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Cambodia unveils 2 suspects for hacking into gov't websites

23.04.14

PHNOM PENH, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Tuesday revealed two suspected hackers, who have attacked in large scales on the information technology networks of the national institutions, the National Police announced in its website.

Bun Kingmongkol Panha, 21, and Chou Songheng, 21, both are the t...

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Xinhua Insight: Naval symposium endorses CUES to reduce uncertainty

23.04.14

QINGDAO, Shandong, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Member states of a regional naval symposium on Tuesday endorsed the Code for Unalerted Encounters at Sea (CUES), a navy-to-navy template designed to reduce misunderstandings and avoid maritime accidents.

CUES was passed at the biennial meeting of the Western...

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