Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Sept. 25

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said it has approved a loan of 500 million U.S. dollars to support Indonesia’s development agenda and business reform priorities. The Manila-based bank said Indonesia has undertaken various actions to improve the investment climate, including enabling environment for investments, easing trade barriers, and upscaling enterprises. (ADB-Loan-Indonesia) … Read more

Chinese FM holds phone talks with Indonesian counterpart

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Friday held a phone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. As a major country of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia is also an important partner of Belt and Road cooperation, Qin noted. China-Indonesia relations are facing new development opportunities currently, … Read more