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Kuroshio meander cuts into fishing hauls

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - For the first time in 12 years, the “great meander of the Kuroshio current” has affected catches of shirasu whitebait. Shirasu catches along the Pacific Ocean have fallen into a slump, and hauls in Shizuoka and Aichi prefectures, which are famous for their catches of the fish, have declined significantly.

Chinese monks walking through Laos on pilgrimage to India

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Some 108 Chinese monks entered northern Laos last week and are expected to pass through other provinces as their make their way on a pilgrimage to India.

OPINION: The next step

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Health issues must be addressed to safeguard migrant workers, backbone of our economy

FEATURE: No let-up in Xi Jinping's hunt for 'tigers, flies and spiders'

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign will continue to include senior officials to the rank and file, to strengthen stability and unity and increase the party's legitimacy in the eyes of the public. 

FEATURE: Oxford historian’s Silk Roads talks about ‘age of Asia’

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – Oxford University history professor Peter Frankopan says historians should be brave: “Otherwise, there is no point of writing history.”

Golden Week trade boosts Alipay transactions in Europe


Payments made in European stores using the Chinese mobile payment app Alipay increased six-fold over this month's Golden Week, according to the tech company.

Alipay users conducted eight times as many worldwide in-store transactions outside of the Chinese mainland as they did last year during the week-long national holiday.

Dragon meets elephant: China and India’s stakes in Myanmar


Trump on NK: My attitude is the one that matters


Duterte bares new terror plot to attack other Mindanao cities

As the military makes its final push to liberate Marawi City, President Duterte yesterday said that Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists might simultaneously attack several other cities in Mindanao.

Mr. Duterte said IS-inspired terrorism would not go away in the next “seven to 10 years” and that they might attack next Zamboanga; Isabela, Basilan; and another city all “at the same time.”

Sultan receives leaders from Myanmar, Oman, Jordan