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 2018-11-17 19:09 

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Highlights of President Xi's speech at APEC CEO Summit...

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 19:07 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's bad debt disposal re-emerges -- in charts...

LONDON -- Chinese banks have come under increasing pressure from President Xi Jinping to clear bad debt from their balance sheets, but data from one o...

 2018-11-17 19:07 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese companies' failure to adapt leaves them trailing rivals...

TOKYO -- Japanese companies are falling behind rapidly growing global rivals, with complacency and an inability to rejuvenate themselves through bold...

 2018-11-17 18:46 

Ecns.cn

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for new chapter in China-Brunei ties in signed article...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on China and Brunei to jointly write a new chapter of bilateral relations in a signed article published on Brunei's media Saturday, ahead of his visit to the Southeast Asian country....

 2018-11-17 18:46 

China Post

23 injured when New York City bus and fire truck collide...

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say almost two dozen people were injured when a New York City bus crashed into a fire truck with sirens and lights on responding to an emergency.The 23 victims — including the bus driver and all five firefighters —...

 2018-11-17 18:38 

Ecns.cn

President Xi's footsteps and remarks at APEC meetings...

President Xi Jinping will attend the 26th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting on Nov. 17 and 18 in Papua New Guinea. Let's look back at Xi's previous APEC meetings and statements....

 2018-11-17 18:17 

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Argentine submarine found year after disappearance: official...

Argentina's ARA San Juan submarine, which went missing a year ago, has been located, an official said....

 2018-11-17 18:14 

NHK

Band supported by Japan performs for APEC leaders...

A Papua New Guinean military band, which Japan helped develop, performed for dignitaries attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 18:05 

Ecns.cn

China remains largest foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury bonds...

China's holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds in September hit their lowest in a year, but the country remained the largest foreign buyer of U.S. government debt, statistics released Friday by U.S. Department of the Treasury showed....

 2018-11-17 18:05 

Ecns.cn

Mexico, U.S. coordinate plans as migrant caravans arrive at border...

Authorities from Mexico and the United States met in the Mexican border city of Tijuana to coordinate plans prior to the arrival of massive caravans of Central American migrants, the Interior Ministry said Friday....

 2018-11-17 18:05 

Ecns.cn

Pompeo, S. Korean minister meet to coordinate on Peninsula issues...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had met with South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon to coordinate on issues related to the Korean Peninsula, the State Department said Friday....

 2018-11-17 18:05 

Ecns.cn

Education, technology key to tackling HK workforce challenges: HKSAR chief executive...

Education and technology are key to tackling workforce challenges in Hong Kong, said Carrie Lam, chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) here on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 18:03 

South China Morning Post

Argentine Navy submarine found partially 'imploded' after year-long search...

The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country's Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the defence ministry said in a news conference ...

 2018-11-17 18:02 

Central News Agency

GOLDEN HORSE: 'An Elephant Sitting Still' wins best picture award...

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) The Best Feature Film of the 55th Golden Horse Awards went to...

 2018-11-17 18:02 

Central News Agency

GOLDEN HORSE: Top prizes go to different movies...

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) There was no sole biggest winner at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday, with major awards going to different films at what are considered the Oscars of the Chinese-speaking world....

 2018-11-17 18:00 

China Post

The Latest: Fire crews in California brace for high winds...

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):9:45 a.m.Firefighters are racing against time to contain the massive Northern California wildfire as they prepare for a high winds that are expected to heighten fire ...

 2018-11-17 17:46 

China Post

Trump to appear for 2 Mississippi rallies for Hyde-Smith...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will rally for Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in not one, but two Mississippi cities on the eve of her Nov. 27 U.S. Senate runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy.The Trump campaign announced Saturday tha...

 2018-11-17 17:45 

China Post

Killer wildfire, bar shooting draw Trump to California...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The killer wildfire in Northern California and the recent country-music bar shooting hundreds of miles south are drawing President Donald Trump to the state on Saturday.He's expected to tour the scorched areas, talk with state ...

 2018-11-17 17:20 

South China Morning Post

Two ex-presidents through to Madagascar election run-off...

Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, came out top in the country's election, results showed Saturday, and are set to compete in a run-off.Neither won the 50 per cent required for a first-round win, with Rajoelina...

 2018-11-17 17:18 

Ecns.cn

Full text of Xi's signed article on Brunei newspapers...

A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled "Jointly Write a New Chapter of China-Brunei Relations" was published Saturday in four newspapers in Brunei ahead of his state visit to the Southeast Asian country....

 2018-11-17 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Curbs on preschool IPOs...

China will not allow private kindergartens to raise funds through share sales by themselves or as part of asset packages, the State Council, the cabinet, said on Thursday in a policy document....

 2018-11-17 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Nonpublic sector at the forefront of BRI efforts...

A large proportion of investment activities associated with the Belt and Road Initiative have been spearheaded by the private sector, and the trend will continue, said a top former central bank official....

 2018-11-17 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Gestamp opens $56 mln production facility in Tianjin...

Gestamp Automocion SA, a Spain-based multinational in vehicle components, has strengthened its presence in China by opening a new 50 million euros ($56.58 million) production facility in Tianjin....

 2018-11-17 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Shanghai to streamline policies, cut costs for small enterprises...

Shanghai will offer proper funding, favorable policies and a better business environment to further boost the private sector, city mayor Ying Yong told Xinhua News Agency in an interview published on Thursday....

 2018-11-17 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Teachers warned of unethical behavior...

Any teacher caught abusing, molesting or sexually harassing students will be banned from teaching at any school, the Ministry of Education said on Friday....

 2018-11-17 17:02 

Central News Agency

GOLDEN HORSE: Xu Zheng named best leading actor...

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) Chinese actor Xu Zheng () won the biggest acting acclaim at the 55th Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, taking home the best leading actor award for his role in the Chinese film...

 2018-11-17 17:00 

China Post

Alaska's governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state.Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska's top elected official Dec. 3, when he takes the oath of ...

 2018-11-17 16:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Thai authorities retrieve ship from fatal Phuket capsizing...

A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket -- leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead -- was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said.In July, the Phoenix was carrying 105 people when it sank ...

 2018-11-17 16:49 

China Post

Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs...

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood.Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses...

 2018-11-17 16:48 

China Post

GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas. In Michi...

 2018-11-17 16:46 

China Post

NASCAR sputters toward checkered flag on troubled season...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's season of doom and gloom sputters toward the checkered flag with a stout championship field but the inability to distance itself from everything that's gone wrong in this trying year.Martin Truex Jr.'s tea...

 2018-11-17 16:45 

China Post

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it.Also famili...

 2018-11-17 16:23 

Ecns.cn

Mankind has reached crossroads: Xi...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Saturday that amid profound changes in the global landscape, mankind has reached a crossroads and is faced with critical choices....

 2018-11-17 16:23 

Ecns.cn

Over 1,000 people missing in wildfire in California: authorities...

The number of people listed as missing in the wildfire in Northern California has jumped to over 1,000, authorities said on Friday evening....

 2018-11-17 16:23 

Ecns.cn

Xi warns against rising protectionism, unilateralism at APEC CEO summit...

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against the rising trend of protectionism and unilateralism here on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 16:22 

Taipei Times

Aid experts fear 'Cambridge Analytica moment' over mishandled big data...

Are you HIV-positive? Gay? Frustrated with government assistance after a disaster? Aid workers are increasingly asking such questions of the people they help, hoping to better pinpoint their needs by gathering and analyzing data on them....

 2018-11-17 16:22 

Taipei Times

UN ready to hold Yemen peace talks...

The UN intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they would attend negotiations in Sweden, UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Friday....

 2018-11-17 16:22 

Taipei Times

AIT posts interview after TVBS axes it...

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Thursday posted on Facebook an interview AIT Chariman James Moriarty did with Television Broadcasts Satellite (TVBS), after the channel pulled it from its programming lineup one day after airing....

 2018-11-17 16:22 

Taipei Times

Mayweather and kickboxer will aim for KO: promoter...

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age will be aiming to knock each other out next month, despite the matchup being an exhibition, the fight's Japanese promoter said yesterday....

 2018-11-17 16:22 

Taipei Times

The Liberity TImes Editorial: Ma's new 'noes' go against the tide...

When Ma Ying-jeou () was president, he sought to hoodwink the public and Taiwan's allies, especially the US, by proposing a "three noes" policy of "no unification, no independence and no use of force."...

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Backstrom's OT goal lifts Capitals past Colorado 3-2...

When they were teammates, Nicklas Backstrom always had a tough time against Philipp Grubauer in practice....

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

ELECTIONS: President says DPP in battle to defend nation...

President Tsai Ing-wen (), in her capacity as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson, yesterday said that the nine-in-one elections on Saturday are "a battle to defend Taiwanese values" and urged people to protect the nation and its democr...

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

How ZTE is helping Venezuela create China-style social control...

In April 2008, then-Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dispatched Venezuelan Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace officials to visit counterparts in the technology hub of Shenzhen, China....

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Tongluo festival boasts sea of daisies...

A festival promoting florist's daisies and taros grown in Miaoli's Tongluo Township () began yesterday, attracting droves of visitors who wanted to see the beautiful sight of white flowers interspersed with dashes of yellow....

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Italy's law gives movies interval before streaming...

Italy is to introduce an obligatory delay between Italian films being screened in cinemas and being shown on streaming services such as Netflix Inc in an effort to protect its domestic film industry....

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Irving shines as Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in overtime...

AP, BOSTON...

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Uber has another rival in world's most congested city as Beat enters the fray...

Mexico City is about to become the setting for a ride-hailing demolition derby....

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

England eye historic series victory in Sri Lanka as rain, light shorten Test...

England need three wickets on the final day to record their first series win in Sri Lanka in 17 years after play was abandoned yesterday due to poor light and rain, with the hosts on 226-7 and still requiring 75 runs to win and square the three-match seri...

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Trump 'has written' answers to Russia questions...

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he had personally written — although not yet submitted — answers to the questions put to the White House by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more assailing the probe...

 2018-11-17 16:21 

Taipei Times

Modi heads to Maldives as nation turns from China...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday made his first-ever visit to the Maldives for the swearing-in of its new president, signaling a shift in the island nation toward India and away from China....

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