Wed, 16 Jun 2021

TOKYO -- Japan on Monday purportedly began to speed up its highly criticized and sluggish rollout of COVID-19 inoculation campaign, informed sources said Monday.

The central government said that plans are currently in effect to ensure that all of Japan's 36 million senior citizens are inoculated by the end of July amid soaring cases of the virus and with no signs of it abating in urban areas even under extended emergency measures.(Japan-Vaccination)

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PHNOM PENH -- The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) will continue to inject impetus into the China-ASEAN cooperation and the ASEAN community building towards a more open, inclusive and prosperous region, Cambodian experts said in recent interviews with Xinhua.

Launched on March 23, 2016 during the first LMC Leaders' Meeting in Sanya, a resort city in south China's Hainan Province, the LMC consists of six countries, namely China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.(Cambodia-LMC-China)

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KATHMANDU -- Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday, opening door for the formation of a new government more than three years after he became the executive head of the nation.

Against 136 needed to win the vote of confidence in the House with 271 lawmakers, Oli just managed to garner 93 votes. The lawmakers from Madhav Nepal faction (UML) within his party CPN-UML did not vote for him and abstained from the voting process.(Nepal-PM-Confidence vote)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Monday encouraged Hong Kong's young people to seize opportunities and better integrate into the country's overall development.

Lam made the remarks at the 7th anniversary celebration of the Hong Kong CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) Youth Association and the inauguration ceremony of its 4th executive committee.(Hong Kong-CE-Youth)

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