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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Sept. 15

JAKARTA — China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) collectively introduced in November final yr to raise their ties to a complete strategic partnership and ASEAN’s shut ties with China have successfully promoted the bloc’s financial improvement, stated an Indonesian entrepreneur.

In an interview with Xinhua, General Chairman of the Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneur Association Abdul Alek Soelystio stated the China-ASEAN complete strategic partnership represents nearer, higher-level and wider scope cooperation between the 2 sides. (ASEAN-China-Ties,INTERVIEW)

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SIEM REAP — The financial ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday reaffirmed their unwavering dedication to regional financial integration amid continued COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges and rising geopolitical tensions, in line with a joint media assertion.

The assertion was issued on the finish of the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ assembly, which was convened in Cambodia’s northwestern Siem Reap province. (Cambodia-ASEAN,ROUNDUP)

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MANILA — Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on Thursday expressed his administration’s “full and unwavering support” for the peace means of a Muslim autonomous area within the southern Philippines.

Marcos flew to Cotabato City on Mindanao island to witness the opening session of the 80-member Parliament of the 2022-2025 Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, leads the transition physique. (Philippines-Bangsamoro-Peace Process)

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CANBERRA — Australia’s buying and selling relationship with China is essential and the financial circumstances in China are robust, stated Australian enterprise leaders.

Recognizing the difficulties of the worldwide financial system following the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Robb, former Australian federal minister for commerce and funding, informed Xinhua that he believed the “underlying economic conditions are strong enough” in China. (Australia-China-Economy)

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TOKYO — Japan booked a file 2.82 trillion yen (19.66 billion U.S. {dollars}) commerce deficit in August owing to surging vitality costs and a plunge within the yen inflating the worth of imports, the federal government stated in a report on Thursday.

According to the Finance Ministry, Japan’s commerce deficit has continued to widen, with August’s determine marking the thirteenth straight month the commerce steadiness has been in unfavorable territory. (Japan-Trade Deficit)

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INCHEON — The stays of 88 Chinese troopers killed within the 1950-53 Korean War had been casketed in South Korea on Thursday to be despatched again to their homeland.

The ceremony to put the 88 stays in coffins was held in Incheon, west of the capital Seoul. (South Korea-Chinese Soldier-Remains)