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Asia / Oceania

Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) China on Thursday regretted the United States'' decision to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), and said that it will support the organization, because it is a major player in the facilitation of international trade.

Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed state institutions on Wednesday to assume their tasks with greater responsibility to ensure the eradication of poverty in the country, a government priority, by 2020.

Brussels, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) informed today of its proposal to sign and apply free trade and investment agreement with Vietnam.

Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) China warned Taiwan on Wednesday that it will fail in any secessionist attempts backed by external forces to intensify antagonism, damage cross-strait relations and change the island''s status.

Tokyo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Ministry of Defense took legal actions on Wednesday to overturn the Okinawan government''s decision to suspend the relocation works on a US base in the prefecture, despite local opposition.

Jakarta, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Two contingents of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA) are cooperating with Indonesia in recovery efforts after more recent disasters in this country, official sources said on Tuesday.

Beijing, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States will lose the millionaire income that Chinese tourism provides, because its tensions against this country drive away those who wish to visit its territory, local press said on Tuesday.

Belgrade, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Third Summit of Transport Ministers of China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe started today with emphasis in the evaluation of projects of infrastructure in this cooperation mechanism.

Panmunjom, Korean Peninsula, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The two Koreas and the United Nations Command are holding consultations on Tuesday on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in Panmunjom.

Seoul, Oct 16 (PL) Exports from the Republic of Korea fell 8.2 percent in September compared to the same period in 2017, the Korean Customs Service reported.

Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Terminal one of the international airport Honggiao of Shanghai became today the first of China to operate completely automated, with support of technologies such as facial recognition.