Thai parliamentary leader Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said here Tuesday that his country hopes very much for China to help build high-speed rail as soon as possible so as to further improve domestic infrastructure.
Construction giant Mitsubishi Materials Corp became the first major Japanese company to apologize for using captured US soldiers as slave laborers during World War II, offering remorse on Sunday for "the tragic events in our past".
Japan's Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday it will formally apologize this weekend to US war veterans who were forced to do hard labor for the company after they were captured by Japanese soldiers in WWII.
It is no easy for a court to decide on territorial disputes and Manila's move to take the South China Sea issue to an international tribunal is no more than a propaganda trick, foreign policy experts and regional politics observers said.
The number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea tumbled 41 percent in June from a year earlier on the aftermath of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a tourism agency data showed Tuesday.
The controversial security bills that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bulldozed through the lower house of parliament shows the government's consistent deviation from the country's peaceful constitution.
Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old US prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.