BOGOR, Indonesia (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Asean will need Indonesia's leadership to maintain its centrality amid issues such as South China Sea tensions.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urges members to promote regional peace and stability through rule of law.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea should brace itself for increased tension.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - To establish the rule of law in the South and East China seas, where Beijing is pursuing maritime advances, countries concerned should promote even closer cooperation.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Duterte says he may impose martial law if drug problem deteriorates.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Globalisation's chief supporters meet at a time when system they shaped is most under threat.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The five sectors opened to Japanese investors were manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics, tourism, services and agribusiness.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Korean and Filipino hostages were freed three months after being taken by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels off Tawi-Tawi island in southern Philippines.