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 2021-09-22 08:04 

China Post

Shares gain as Evergrande says it will make interest payment...

World shares and U.S. futures advanced Wednesday after Chinese developer Evergrande said it intends to make an interest payment on its debt that is due Thursday. Shares rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Shanghai but fell in Tokyo. Markets have been rattled by ...

 2021-09-22 08:04 

Ecns.cn

Xi calls on UN to advance security, development, human rights work in balanced manner...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that the United Nations should advance, in a balanced manner, work in all the three areas of security, development and human rights....

 2021-09-22 08:03 

Ecns.cn

Xi calls on UN to increase representation, say of developing countries in international affairs...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on the United Nations to stay committed to ensuring a stable international order, increasing the representation and say of developing countries in international affairs, and taking the lead in advancing democ...

 2021-09-22 08:03 

Ecns.cn

UN should serve as central platform for countries to chart the course for future: Xi...

The UN should serve as the central platform for countries to jointly safeguard universal security, share development achievements and chart the course for the future of the world, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 08:02 

Ecns.cn

China to continue to bring world new opportunities through its new development: Xi...

China will continue to bring the world new opportunities through its new development, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 08:01 

South China Morning Post

Reform town-planning process, roll out measures to ease Hong Kong's housing woes, property specialists urge government...

Property specialists have advocated measures such as reforming the town-planning process to ease Hong Kong's housing woes, ahead of city leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's policy address on October 6.Shih Wing-ching, founder of one of the city...

 2021-09-22 08:01 

Ecns.cn

Xi calls for practicing true multilateralism...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for improving global governance and practicing true multilateralism....

 2021-09-22 08:00 

Ecns.cn

China will never seek hegemony: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China has never and will never invade or bully others, or seek hegemony....

 2021-09-22 07:59 

Ecns.cn

Xi calls on countries to reject 'small circles,' zero-sum games...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on countries in the world to reject the practice of forming small circles or zero-sum games....

 2021-09-22 07:58 

China Post

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups...

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they a...

 2021-09-22 07:58 

Ecns.cn

Military intervention from outside, 'democratic transformation' entail nothing but harm: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that military intervention from the outside and so-called democratic transformation entail nothing but harm....

 2021-09-22 07:58 

China Post

5.9 earthquake causes minor damage in Australia, no injuries...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia. The quake hit about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Australia's second-most pop...

 2021-09-22 07:57 

Ecns.cn

China to stop building new coal-fired power projects abroad: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy, and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad....

 2021-09-22 07:55 

RTHK News

'Cultural bureau can maximise showbiz potential'...

A youth organisation on Wednesday called on the government to set up a cultural bureau to make the most of the creative talent in the SAR.The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups made the call after Chief Executive Carrie Lam indicated that a bureau looki...

 2021-09-22 07:55 

Ecns.cn

China firmly opposes political maneuvering in global COVID-19 origins tracing: Xi...

China will continue to support and engage in global science-based COVID-19 origins tracing, and stands firmly opposed to political maneuvering in whatever form, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 07:51 

Ecns.cn

Xi proposes Global Development Initiative...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday proposed a Global Development Initiative in steering global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth in face of the severe shocks of COVID-19....

 2021-09-22 07:50 

Ecns.cn

China to provide more vaccines, international assistance...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China will provide more vaccines against COVID-19 to the world, as well as international assistance....

 2021-09-22 07:48 

NHK

Taliban want to address UN General Assembly...

The Taliban, which recently took power in Afghanistan, have reportedly asked the United Nations to allow their foreign minister to represent the country and deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly that is currently being held in New York....

 2021-09-22 07:48 

Central News Agency

Nearly 1 million apply for digital format of new spending vouchers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Nearly 1 million people applied for the digital version of government vouchers issued to stimulate consumer spending in the first few hours after they became available Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)....

 2021-09-22 07:47 

Ecns.cn

Xi stresses coordinated global COVID-19 response to minimize cross-border transmission...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that we need to enhance coordinated global COVID-19 response and minimize the risk of cross-border virus transmission....

 2021-09-22 07:47 

Ecns.cn

Xi stresses beating COVID-19...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that we must beat COVID-19 and win this decisive fight crucial to the future of humanity....

 2021-09-22 07:45 

Ecns.cn

China to commemorate 50th anniversary of restoration of its lawful seat in UN: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday that China will solemnly commemorate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations, which he said is a historic event....

 2021-09-22 07:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: LDP candidates must disclose plans for funding their policies | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Financial stimulus would bring much-needed relief to people who are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-22 07:42 

Japan Times

U.S. Senate confirmation of Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan may be delayed...

Deliberations on the appointment are likely to stall as the Republican Party steps up attacks against President Joe Biden over his handling of the withdrawal ......

 2021-09-22 07:41 

Ecns.cn

World is on edge of abyss: UN chief...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday warned that the world is on the edge of an abyss and moving in the wrong direction....

 2021-09-22 07:33 

Japan Times

Brown bears frequently spotted in Hokkaido, as casualties hit record...

Municipalities are taking measures to help prevent people from being attacked by the animals, which may wander into city areas from late September to October....

 2021-09-22 07:32 

China Post

Escapees captured, Israel opens crossing near prison break...

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Wednesday reopened a crossing with the occupied West Bank for the first time since six prisoners tunneled out of a nearby Israeli prison, a rare escape that triggered a massive search before they were all recaptured...

 2021-09-22 07:32 

China Post

AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct kn...

 2021-09-22 07:31 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Wide dangers ahead for Spanish volcanic island...

MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the v...

 2021-09-22 07:31 

China Post

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app...

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposit...

 2021-09-22 07:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

BOJ keeps policy steady, offers bleaker view on exports, output | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday but offered a bleaker view on exports and output, reinforcing expectations the bank will maintain its massive stimulus even as major counterparts eye a withdrawal of crisis-mode support....

 2021-09-22 07:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

VILNIUS--Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities....

 2021-09-22 07:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hong Yeun-hwa highlights the versatility of paper...

Sheets of paper were layered together to create a variety of craftworks, one of which is called jiseung. Hong Yeun-hwa is one of the experts trying to hand down the tradition of making jiseung to the next generation....

 2021-09-22 07:28 

Japan Times

The LDP's secretary-general: A combination of CEO and diplomat...

The LDP presidential race has put renewed focus on the powerful position, with various party heavyweights looking to get rid of the long-standing incumbent....

 2021-09-22 07:25 

Japan Times

All Blacks and Springboks prepare to meet for 100th time...

New Zealand will hope to extend their recent dominance over South Africa on Saturday in what is increasingly becoming a one-sided rivalry....

 2021-09-22 07:20 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) New cases over 1,700 for 2nd day; concerns grow over post-holiday surge...

(ATTN: UPDATES with vice health minister's comments in paras 9-10) SEOUL, Sept. 22 (......

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

In pics: bee-eaters in India...

A bee-eater perches on a twig in Morigaon district, India's northeastern state of Assam, on Sept. 19, 2021.Bee-eaters perch on a branch in Morigaon district, India's northeastern state of Assam, on Sept. 19, 2021. (Str/Xinhua)...

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

Xi calls for bolstering confidence, jointly addressing global challenges at UNGA...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday proposed a Global Development Initiative, calling for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and challenges to build a better world for all....

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

In pics: giant panda Jin Baobao at Ahtari zoo, Finland...

Visitors take photos of giant panda Jin Baobao at Ahtari zoo in Ahtari, Finland, Sept. 18, 2021. Sept. 18 marks Jin Baobao's birthday. In January 2018, two pandas, Hua Bao and Jin Baobao, arrived in Finland, the first Nordic country to receive a pair ...

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

Guterres sounds alarm of today's world as General Debate of UN General Assembly opens...

We are on the edge of an abyss, and moving in the wrong direction,...

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

Residents of earthquake-hit area in Sichuan Province begin returning home...

A woman chats with relatives via video call at a temporary resettlement site in Tuancang Village of Fuji Township of Luxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 21, 2021. Residents from Sichuan Province who were affected by an earthquake ...

 2021-09-22 07:18 

Guangming Online

In pics: flamingos in Mogan Lake in Turkey...

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 17, 2021 shows flamingos in Mogan Lake in Ankara, Turkey.Aerial photo taken on Sept. 17, 2021 shows flamingos in Mogan Lake in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)...

 2021-09-22 07:16 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.046 to close at NT$27.782....

 2021-09-22 07:15 

South China Morning Post

China secretly sending Myanmar rebels Covid-19 vaccines, medical workers and other aid, groups say...

Delivering vaccines to Myanmar's junta, but also to rebel groups that are the generals' sworn enemies, China is playing both sides to fight the coronavirus and strengthen its hand in the messy politics of its southern neighbour.Beijing has already...

 2021-09-22 07:08 

Japan Times

The U.S. Navy gets its drone fleet into the water...

Drones, cyber and AI are still far too small in terms of the budget, and U.S. officials must continue to swing their focus away from ......

 2021-09-22 07:08 

RTHK News

HK reports one imported Covid case...

Health Authorities on Wednesday reported one new imported Covid-19 case, involving a fully-vaccinated woman who flew in from the Philippines. The Centre for Health Protection said the 55-year-old was asymptomatic and carried the more contagious L452R muta...

 2021-09-22 07:01 

Central News Agency

TSMC fires 7 employees for violating company's 'core values' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Wednesday that it has fired seven of its employees for violating the company's...

 2021-09-22 06:59 

Japan Times

Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits 45th homer, one off MLB lead...

The 27-year-old's solo blast put him just behind the Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez....

 2021-09-22 06:59 

NHK

Brazilian minister tests positive in New York...

A Brazilian Cabinet minister who accompanied President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2021-09-22 06:52 

Japan Times

Hong Kong's nonelection is momentous and meaningless...

An "election" devoid of genuine debate or competition is a momentous sign of the lack of genuine democracy Hong Kong can expect in the future. ......

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