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Asia / Oceania

Beijing, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government on Friday denied to have requested or has plans to ask its companies to commit espionage on other nations, by emphasizing the incompatibility of that practice with national laws.

Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted the importance for Havana of its relations with Latin American and Caribbean nations, with which it shares the common goal of defending peace and geographical coexistence.

Hanoi, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are Thursday seeking measures to increase maritime safety through cooperation in the implementation of the sea laws.

Beijing, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) China on Thursday denounced the constant violations and lack of protection of human rights in the United States in 2018, in response to a document published by Washington that criticizes Beijing for alleged abuses in that matter. The document, published by the Information Office of the Council of State (Cabinet), mentioned the threats against women in terms of sexual harassment and assault, as well as the lack of personal security.

Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The criteria for the selection of textbooks for Vietnamese educational institutions focused on part of the debates of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly that analyzed the Education Law Wednesday.

Bangkok, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand announced Wednesday the suspension of flights operated with the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft and adds to the veto unleashed against the US company after the fatal accident in Ethiopia.

Lausanne, Switzerland, (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) filed an appeal Wednesday against the International Swimming Federation (FINA) for failing to investigate Chinese athlete Sun Yang, who was absent from an anti-doping test.

Beijing, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday expressed concerned about the blackout that has affected Venezuela over the past few days, and assured that it is ready to supply technical assistance for the recovery of the South American country''s power grid.

Singapore, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Singapore and Australia on Tuesday suspended the operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, after the fatal crash occurred on Sunday in Ethiopia, the second one involving that model in five months.

Seoul, Mar. 12 (Prensa Latina) South Korea on Tuesday announced some plans to further strengthen relations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to help unlock the denuclearization of the peninsula.

Beijing, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States on Tuesday reviewed key issues of the trade negotiations that are underway, but they did not inform when or how they will proceed from now own to reach a deal to end their tariff war.