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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600, Aug. 9

TOKYO — The common retail gasoline value in Japan has exceeded 180 yen for the primary time in 15 years, business ministry information confirmed Wednesday.

The nationwide common value for normal gasoline as of Monday rose 3.6 yen from per week earlier than to 180.3 yen per liter, posting a rise for the twelfth straight week, in line with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. (Japan-Gas Price)

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SINGAPORE — Singapore held a National Day Parade on Wednesday to rejoice its 58th anniversary at Padang, an open enjoying discipline close to the long-lasting Marina Bay, with a army present, performances and fireworks.

Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined hundreds of audiences within the celebration. (Singapore-Military-Parade)

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SEOUL — South Korea’s foremost opposition Democratic Party selected Wednesday to submit a letter to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to protest Japan’s deliberate discharge of radioactive wastewater into the ocean.

Lee Jae-myung, chief of the Democratic Party, held a signing ceremony for the allegation letter, along with Woo Won-shik, head of the occasion’s prevention committee, on the discharge of Japan’s nuclear-contaminated wastewater. (South Korea-Japan- Nuclear Wastewater Discharge)

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PHNOM PENH — China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has not solely promoted infrastructure improvement and connectivity throughout continents, but in addition given a possibility to nations to spice up commerce and financial potential, a Cambodian scholar stated on Wednesday.

Seun Sam, a coverage analyst on the Royal Academy of Cambodia, stated China, with its quickly rising financial system, huge market, and technological developments, has emerged as a worldwide powerhouse. (Cambodia-China-BRI,INTERVIEW)

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MANILA — The Philippines’ unemployment price in June rose to 4.5 p.c from 4.3 p.c in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) stated on Wednesday.

The PSA head Dennis Mapa advised a news convention that the variety of unemployed individuals rose to 2.33 million from 2.17 million in May. The unemployment price in June 2022 was 6 p.c. (Philippines-Unemployment)