Thu, 06 Oct 2022

HONG KONG -- Featuring old-fashioned staircases and pop-culture movie scenes, a meticulously designed "tea house" stood out among the exhibitions at the ongoing International Travel Expo (ITE) in Hong Kong.

Through elements such as antique tea cups and cookies for afternoon tea, the exhibits try to present an elegant lifestyle of many Hong Kongers, said Branden Tong, founder of the tea house located in the Central District of the city. (Hong Kong-Tourism-Promotion)

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COLOMBO -- A number of decisions have been taken to improve the Sri Lankan economy and they are now seeing the result of such decisions, said Central Bank Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe here on Thursday.

"During the last review, we thought the inflation will reach 70 percent. However, now we believe that the inflation will not be that high even with the electricity tariff hike," Weerasinghe told the media. (Sri Lanka-Economy)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia will host the 54th ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Ministers' meeting (54th AEM) and related meetings from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18 in the cultural province of Siem Reap, a Ministry of Commerce press statement said on Thursday.

The meetings will bring together economic ministers from ASEAN and its dialogue partners, the statement said, adding that Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will be presiding over the opening ceremony on Sept. 14 in the morning. (Cambodia-ASEAN Meetings)

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TOKYO -- Japan's industry minister visited the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant Thursday to see the extent of the damage caused by the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster, and assess the complications still facing the plant and its decommissioning efforts.

During his visit, Yasutoshi Nishimura, who received his new ministerial portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle last week, was also scheduled to hold talks with officials from Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO), the operator of the plant, and meet with local government officials. (Japan-Minister-Fukushima Plant)

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PHNOM PENH -- The Chinese-funded enterprises have played an important role in improving local people's livelihood in Cambodia, according to the results of a new survey released this week.

Entitled "China in Young Eyes," the survey was conducted in 2021 by the Center for Cambodian Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Research Center of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with support from China Huaneng Group. (Cambodia-China-Survey)

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