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ASEAN senior officials meet in Philippines

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ASEAN senior officials meet in Philippines

ASEAN senior officials met in Manila, the Philippines, on May 22 to discuss measures to realise outcomes of the 30th ASEAN Summit in April and prepare for the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.

Meeting seeks to finalise RCEP trade pact

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Meeting seeks to finalise RCEP trade pact

The third Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) opened in Hanoi on May 22, with the aim to speed up negotiations seeking to finalise the regional trade pact.

Vietnamese, Chinese youth seek closer ties

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Vietnamese, Chinese youth seek closer ties

Vietnam’ and China’s youth organisations should enhance exchange activities and partnerships in personnel training, said Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee at a meeting with First Secretary of the China Communist Youth League’s Central Committee Qin Yizhi in Beijing on May 21.

APEC ministers advocate free and fair trade

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APEC ministers advocate free and fair trade

Ministers responsible for trade of the APEC member economies made their call for free and fair trade after the conclusion of the 23rd APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Hanoi on May 21.

Malaysia wants COC to be finalised soon

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Malaysia wants COC to be finalised soon

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman on May 20 expressed hope that ASEAN and China could conclude a framework of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) at the end of this year.

East Sea workshop held in Germany

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East Sea workshop held in Germany

An international workshop on the East Sea was held at the Asia-Africa Institute under Hamburg University in northern Germany, drawing many leading scholars and researchers on Asia, Southeast Asia.

APEC aims to enhance supply chain connectivity

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APEC aims to enhance supply chain connectivity

The third Public-Private Dialogue on Advancing Trade Facilitation and Supply Chain Connectivity through Asia-Pacific Model E-Port Network took place in Hanoi on May 19 as part of events in the APEC Year 2017.