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APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

World

APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

A draft communiqué on November 12 showed that leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, plan to warn against the dangers posed by protectionism, and resolve to work toward realising what would be the world's largest free-trade area at a meeting in Papua New Guinea later this week, according to Kyodo News.

Korean President leaves for ASEAN summits in Singapore

World

Korean President leaves for ASEAN summits in Singapore

Korean President Moon Jae-in was to leave for Singapore on November 13 for annual summits with ASEAN nations and their dialogue partners as he strives to bolster relations with the region and drum up international support for his initiative for peace with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Vietnam hosts health sector’s 11th Asia-Pacific Future Trends Forum

Health

Vietnam hosts health sector’s 11th Asia-Pacific Future Trends Forum

Leading policymakers, scientists, and experts from Asia’s health sector joined representatives from the World Bank at the 11th Asia-Pacific Future Trends Forum in Hanoi on November 12 to discuss global trends on health-related policies and to seek solutions to current challenges facing the sector.

Vietnamese embassy visits two injured in RoK factory explosion

Society

Vietnamese embassy visits two injured in RoK factory explosion

Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Management Committee of Vietnamese Workers in the Republic of Korea, and the Employment Permit System (EPS) office on November 12 visited two Vietnamese labourers on November 12 who had been seriously injured in the explosion of the fluoropolymer factory in Wonju city on November 10.

Hanoi Forum 2018 focuses on climate change response

Society

Hanoi Forum 2018 focuses on climate change response

The Hanoi Forum 2018 opened on November 9, drawing nearly 500 delegates, made up of former and incumbent state leaders, heads of business groups and international organisations, as well as domestic and foreign scholars and scientists.