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Two Koreas complete joint survey of Han river waterway
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on December 9th completed a joint waterway inspection of the estuaries of the Han and Imjin rivers.
DPRK destroys 10 guard posts in border area
16:42 21/11/2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Defense on November 20th said the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) destroyed 10 guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Boao Forum for Asia Seoul Conference 2018 opens
16:28 21/11/2018
The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Seoul Conference 2018, an Entrepreneurs Dialogue themed “An Open and Innovative Asia”, was organized at the Shilla Hotel, Seoul, on November 19th - 20th.
ADB supports Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi
15:56 21/11/2018
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD500 million emergency assistance loan to support the Government of Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi after recent disasters claimed thousands of lives and destroyed infrastructure, property, and livelihoods.
Thailand strives to bolster domestic tourism
11:02 21/11/2018
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a campaigned called “Let’s go no plan” with the aim of encouraging tourists to visit the country’s second-tier cities.
Emerging East Asia bonds can weather short-term risks
10:16 21/11/2018
(CPV) - Short-term risks continue to cast a shadow over emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets. However, they should be able to weather the challenges so long as the region’s policymakers remain vigilant, says the latest edition of ADB's Asia Bond Monitor.
Ghanaian Police officer honoured as Women Police for Peace
16:26 20/11/2018
Ghanaian Police officer Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei has been awarded the annual United Nations (UN) Female Police Officer of the Year Award (formerly known as the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award) 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York.
CPTPP operation to be discussed in Tokyo
10:20 20/11/2018
Chief negotiators from the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will gather in Tokyo, Japan, on November 20th-21st to discuss policies after the deal takes effect in late this year.
Two Koreas mark 20th anniversary of Mount Geumgang tour
16:49 19/11/2018
Hyundai Group and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee held a joint event on November 18th to mark the 20th anniversary of the inter-Korean tourism program at the Mount Geumgang.
RoK President proposes creating APEC Digital Innovation Fund
16:48 19/11/2018
President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in on November 18th proposed that the nations of Asia and the Pacific regions establish the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Innovation Fund to improve the region’s digital capabilities.