India to continue talks on RCEP trade deal: Australian minister
Monday, 4 November 2019 India is going to continue talks on an Asia-wide trade deal that is being discussed at a summit of regional leaders in Bangkok and which Thailand has said will be signed next year, Australia's trade minister said on Monday.
The United States has reiterated its call urging China to allow scientists and doctors to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the pandemic which emerged from China. "There are global challenges in Asia where CCP broke their promises... COVID, that we are all dealing with, emanated from China. We continue to call on them to be transparent and open to allow scientists and doctors to investigate," said Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson, US State Department.
Union External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar attended 2nd meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue 2020 on October 28 via video-conferencing. Jaishankar said, "India and central Asia share ancient, historical and cultural linkages. We see central Asia as India's extended neighbourhood. We share common geography. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relation with the central Asian countries. Since then our relationship has grown from strength to strength. As developing nations we've common perspectives on development challenges and share common views on regional and international issues. We face similar challenges on terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking and are natural partners in our developmental journey."
Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market. Gloria Tso reports.
Thailand on Thursday rolled back an emergency decree aimed at ending months of protests against the government and monarchy that had only inflamed anger and brought tens of thousands of people onto Bangkok streets. Libby Hogan reports.
Are we going to see a trade deal between the U.S. and China? China's Commerce Ministry said in a statement Tuesday it had made progress with its U.S. counterparts, including U.S. Trade Representative..