MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promised to continue assisting the Philippines, calling it a “good and close neighbor for thousands of years” and a partner in development.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - With the growth of the gig economy that requires armies of low-skilled workers in order to scale up, we now appear to be seeing the reverse.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Apec summit has become a battleground on which major powers stage their zero-sum games.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - This year, the domestic gold market had been affected by external factors, which had mostly come from the trade tension between China and the US.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Leaders say defence-security is an important aspect for both countries.

HOI AN, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam would take stronger actions on smoking violations at public sites and adjust tax policy on tobacco production and trade to reduce smoking in the community.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - ​Things are definitely better today than during the Hobbesian ‘State of Nature’ or the medieval era when there were wars and internecine conflicts among different communities for supremacy and control over vast tracts of territories.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - ​As each layer is unpeeled of the multi-dimensional mess in which the Central Bureau of Investigation is plunged, the closer we come to the grim reality that the system of national governance is creaking: with the politicians calculatedly declining to face harsh facts.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The worthies who had gathered at Papua New Guinea over the weekend have agreed to disagree.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Negotiations to continue as Fund team departs.