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Chinese president meets Malaysian PM on ties

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, Oct. 4, 2013. Xi Jinping held talks with Najib Razak here on Friday. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)   KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak met here Friday to […]

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Thailand holds welcoming ceremony for Peruvian president

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) and visiting Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (L) review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 5, 2013. The Peruvian president is on a visit to Thailand on Oct. 4 to Oct. 5. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

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Chinese president arrives in Bali island for APEC meeting

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave upon their arrival in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2013. Xi on Saturday afternoon arrived in Bali to attend the 21st informal economic leaders’ meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). (Xinhua/Ding Lin)   BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday […]

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Malaysia’s Port Klang to become Southeast Asia’s largest transit hub for Islamic products

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by Jia Ning Tan PORT KLANG, Malaysia,  (Xinhua) — The Port Klang Free Zone, Malaysia’s integrated freeport and commercial and industrial park, is set to give regional free ports a run for their money as it is turning into Southeast Asia’s largest transit hub for the international Islamic market. The 1,000-acre Port Klang Free Zone […]

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China ready to work with Malaysia for more fruitful ties: Xi

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) meets with Malaysian Supreme Head of State Abdul Halim (2nd R) in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, Oct. 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)   KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday that his country is willing to work with Malaysia to make greater achievements […]

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Malaysia, China set trade target of US$160bn

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and China have set an astounding bilateral trade target of US$160 billion by 2017. Prime Minister Najib Razak and President Xi Jinping discussed this at a closed-door meeting at the Prime Minister’s office here yesterday. The two leaders also discussed a five-year economic and trade programme and agreed to elevate the current cooperation […]

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More teachers – better trained and supported – needed to reach education targets, UN warns

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A teacher and student at a school in India. Photo: UNESCO/GMR Akash 5 October 2013 – There is a huge need for well-trained and well-supported teachers, United Nations officials today warned, marking World Teachers’ Day with a call for the recruitment of millions of professionals, particularly in African and Arab States worst hit by the […]

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Dr M: China’s world view similar to Malaysia’s

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Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad greets President of China, Xi  Jinping (right) during a meeting at Shangri-La hotel, Kuala Lumpur. —  NSTP/Sairien Nafis KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spent almost an  hour meeting with President Xi Jinping of China this morning. The two leaders discussed a range of issues […]

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Meeting with Prince Albert II of Monaco

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Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is in Russia on an official visit. The President and Prince Albert II discussed a broad range of bilateral cooperation matters, in particular opportunities for expanding trade and economic ties, and cultural and humanitarian contacts. Following the talks, Mr Putin and Prince […]

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Ban appoints Senegalese national as Deputy head of UN Côte d’Ivoire mission

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M’Baye Babacar Cissé. Photo: UNDP 4 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of M’Baye Babacar Cissé as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). In his new position, Mr. Cissé will also serve as the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident […]

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