One doctor in South Korea, infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), had contacts with thousands of unspecified individuals in capital Seoul, boosting fears for an exponential increase in contagion.
China and ASEAN agreed to reach an early conclusion on the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, as senior officials met Thursday in Beijing for the 21st China-ASEAN Senior Officials' Consultation.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's recent remarks on the South China Sea disputes have not only aroused deep dissatisfaction among the Chinese, but also prompted domestic criticism, as local media warned him against playing with fire over these issues.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino have agreed on the start of negotiations to sign an accord over the transfer of defense equipment during their summit meeting Thursday, local media reported.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino in Tokyo on Wednesday spouted again his ignorant metaphor -- likening China to Nazi Germany -- on the South China Sea issue and tried again to drag Japan and tow the United States towards further meddling in the region.