HomeLatestXinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Oct. 20

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Oct. 20

NEW DELHI — India on Friday launched its first semi-high-speed regional prepare service Namo Bharat, officers stated.

The service, also referred to as Regional Rapid Train Service (RRTS), was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

The prepare connects Sahibabad and Duhai Depot stations in Uttar Pradesh. (India-Semi-High Speed Train)

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CANBERRA — Chinese Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian stated the event of China-Australia financial and commerce cooperation wouldn’t solely profit the 2 international locations and two peoples, but additionally profit the area and the world.

In a speech delivered Wednesday on the event of the Canberra Networking Day 2023 and the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Australia China Business Council, Ambassador Xiao believed that bilateral cooperation would add certainty to improvement in an unsure world. (Australia-China-Cooperation)

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TOKYO — The largest aim of the Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship is to cross on peaceable and pleasant relations between the 2 international locations and collectively construct a very good bilateral relationship, former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda instructed Xinhua in a latest interview.

This 12 months marks the forty fifth anniversary of the signing of the treaty of peace and friendship between China and Japan. On Oct. 23, 1978, Takeo Fukuda, Yasuo Fukuda’s father after which prime minister of Japan, and Deng Xiaoping, then Chinese chief, attended the ceremony for the alternate of devices of ratification of the Treaty for the Treaty to formally enter into impact. (Japan-China-Yasuo Fukuda)

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NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities on Friday rejected Canada’s accusation that the implementation of diplomatic parity by asking Canada to withdraw its 41 diplomats from New Delhi was a violation of worldwide norms.

India requested Canada to withdraw diplomats two weeks in the past amid a row over the killing of the Canadian Sikh chief Hardeep Singh Nijjara in June this 12 months. Canada had straight blamed India for the homicide. (India-Canada-Diplomats)

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SEOUL — South Korea reported the nation’s first-ever case of lumpy pores and skin illness (LSD) from cows raised at a neighborhood cattle farm, the agriculture ministry stated Friday.

Symptoms of the illness had been detected on Thursday from 4 cows on the cattle farm within the western metropolis of Seosan, earlier than the authorities confirmed it the following day by way of in-depth checkups, based on the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

It was the nation’s first case of the LSD that solely impacts cattle by way of blood-feeding bugs comparable to mosquitoes and causes pores and skin lesion and fever. (South Korea-Cattle Disease)