Wed, 17 Aug 2022

MANILA -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Wednesday that China is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with the Philippines to usher in a new "golden age" in bilateral ties.

When meeting with Philippine National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos, Wang said that with joint efforts from the two sides, the China-Phillipines relations have witnessed positive turnaround, improvement and upgrading over the past six years. (Philippines-China-Ties)

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MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- Two people were killed and 10 others injured after a military vehicle overturned in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab on Wednesday, a provincial source confirmed.

The accident occurred in the morning when a military pick-up veered off a road in Kotal-e-Gorzad locality in Faryab, Shamsullah Mohammadi, director of the provincial information and culture department, told reporters. (Afghanistan-Killing)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee on Wednesday said the HKSAR government will be pragmatic and result-oriented in solving pressing problems facing Hong Kong residents.

To address the issues that people are most concerned about such as poverty and housing, the HKSAR government has set up special task forces led by secretary-level officials, Lee said during his first Q&A session with members of the Legislative Council (LegCo). (Hong Kong-Chief Executive-Legislative Council)

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YANGON -- The Myanmar navy, the naval warfare branch of the armed forces of Myanmar, has conducted a naval exercise in the Myanmar seas off Rakhine State, according to the military-owned newspaper Myawady Daily on Wednesday.

The training, Sea Sheild-2022, which started on Friday, was conducted with the participation of naval ships, including two submarines and helicopters, it said. (Myanmar-Naval Exercise)

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