Chinese readers, many of whom had switched to e-reading devices and online bookstores, are now flocking back to traditional stores as they are offering a wider range of new products, the China Daily reported Monday.
Chinese readers flock back to traditional bookstores
Angered by Pakistan’s inaction on terrorists, Iran summoned the country’s ambassador to Tehran, expressing Tehran’s “strong protest” over a recent deadly terrorist attack on Iranian forces.
Iran summons Pakistan ambassador over terrorist attack
India can play a key role in Nepal’s bid to expand its international trade being a close neighbor of the landlocked Himalayan nation, a top UN official said.
Top UN official: India can play key role in Nepal’s bid to expand global trade
About half of around 100 regional banks in Japan will introduce a new cashless payment system developed by Mizuho Financial Group Inc. starting in late March, sources close to the matter said on Saturday.
Half of Japan's regional banks to back Mizuho Bank's new cashless payment system
Hong Kong's economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged down local business, the city's financial chief said on Sunday.
Finance chief: Hong Kong economy stalls amid trade dispute
Medical conditions in China's poorest regions are improving with the help of targeted medical assistance to hospitals in these regions.
Targeted assistance helps improve medical condition in China's poorest regions
Chinese authorities have cancelled planned trade talks with Britain’s Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond over London’s plan to send an aircraft carrier to the disputed South China Sea.
UK chancellor cancels trip to China after Beijing spoils plan
China should encourage its banks to support smaller, private firms in the real economy, rather than forced lending or policies such as quantitative easing, a state newspaper quoted a central bank official as saying on Saturday.
Central bank official: Bank lending for 'real economy' key to boost China growth
Police in Shanghai arrested 1,017 suspects involved in mafia-style activities last year as the city stepped up its crackdown on gang crimes.
Shanghai cracks down on mafia-style crime
The memories of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have been rapidly fading in Japan, making it difficult to grasp what is actually happening in the area, civic groups warned.
Memories of Fukushima crisis rapidly fading, warn civic groups

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