“Representatives of 32 Asian nations have issued a joint pledge to work for the progress of Asia and its inhabitants at the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Kuwait City. “We are called upon to increase our cooperation in vital areas elated to sustainable development in every field; economic, commercial, financial, cultural, technological, environmental as well as health; population and other fields of cooperation that contribute to the progress of our countries and the prosperity of our people,” the Kuwait Declaration released by the ACD said.”
Ler mais: “ACD Summit ends with pledge to work for prosperity of Asian people” (The Jakarta Post, 18 de Outubro de 2012).

The 23-page plan, endorsed by the Cabinet last week, aims at high growth rate and promotion of good governance, while helping people reap benefits, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. The plan set out clear-cut mandates, timelines and measuring rods to achieve its goals.”
Ler mais: “ Government unveils new ambitious plan” (The Kathmandu Post, 16 de Outubro de 2012)

“A group of senators yesterday asked the Senate to seek a Constitution Court ruling on whether the government violated the Constitution when entering into agreements to sell 7.32 million tonnes of rice to foreign countries.”
Ler mais: “Senators want court to examine rice deals” (The Nation, 17 de Outubro de 2012).

“Japan plays up Chinese sea drill and launches propaganda blitz. A senior US diplomat arrived in Beijing amid tensions with Japan over the Diaoyu Islands as Tokyo launched a global propaganda blitz to support its claims over the islands that belong to China.”
Ler mais: “Tension lingers as envoy arrives” (China Daily, 17 de Outubro de 2012).

“Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk - a revered figure in his country - has died aged 89, BBC reported today. He died of a heart attack in China’s capital, Beijing. Sihanouk came to the throne in 1941 and led Cambodia to independence from France in 1953.”
Ler mais: “Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk dies, aged 89” (The Nation, 15 de Outubro de 2012).


“Cambodia's long-standing friendship with China will be "strengthened and broadened", Foreign Minister Hor Namhong was quoted as saying Thursday. Xinhua News Agency said Hor Namhong made the remarks after a onehour meeting with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, who accompanied the late King Father's coffin to Phnom Penh on Thursday.”
Ler mais: “Cambodia, Chinese ties to be 'strengthened and broadened'” (The Cambodia Herald, 18 de Outubro de 2012).

“US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Sunday
became the latest in a long line of high-level US officials to meet with Japanese officials in Tokyo ahead of or after a visit to China, amid a festering territorial dispute between the two Asian powers.”
Ler mais: “US official visits Tokyo as island questions linger” (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 15 de Outubro de 2012).

“Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for coordinated efforts by Pakistan and Afghanistan against the “evils of extremism and terrorism that are threatening the well-being of the two countries”.”
Ler mais: “ Letter to Altaf calls for joint efforts against terror” (Dawn, 19 de Outubro de 2012).

“Just one month shy of turning 40 years, the Moro rebellion in Mindanao officially comes to an end as the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sign Monday a framework agreement creating Bangsamoro.”
Ler mais: “An official end to MILF rebellion” (The Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 de Outubro de 2012).

“The government has unveiled an ambitious Immediate Governance and Economic Action Plan-2012, incorporating 200 important initiatives under 15 important public sectors



“Taiwan's defense spending has grown a mere 1.8-percent over the past decade, the lowest increase among five Asian countries analyzed in a recent study released by a U.S.-based thinktank Monday.”
Ler mais: “ Defense spending up 1.8% over past decade” (The China Post, 17 de Outubro de 2012).

regulations are not adequate to safeguard the interests of corporations.”
Ler mais: “Cabinet expected to consider changes to Trade Secrets Act” (The China Post, 17 de Outubro de 2012).

“Deputy foreign ministers from China and the Philippines will meet in Manila on Friday in their first official high-level talks since the row over Huangyan Island began in April.”
Ler mais: “Chinese officials to hold talks in Manila” (China Daily, 19 de Outubro de 2012).

“The Executive Yuan is expected to review on Oct. 25 proposed amendments to the Trade Secrets Act, officials at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) said yesterday in response to complaints that the government and existing

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