October 19, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Developments at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Congress are suggesting that President Xi Jinping’s guiding principles will be inscribed in its constitution, with his name attached to them.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has strongly criticized China for its man-made islands in the South China Sea, and said the U.S. will deepen strategic ties with India.
3. Honda has set a production record of 100 million units for its Super Cub motorcycle. It’s the world’s first motorbike to hit that mark.